On Experiencing God — Matthew 5 [a practical, biblical study of scripture]

Excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-17, prompted from Devotional Sessions – Phil Rice).

Take a few moments away from the busyness of life. After a long breath… and then another, read through these words of Jesus a few more times.

Jesus said that we are light in our world. Take some time and sit with Holy Spirit in this question, What does it look like for me to be light in my world? Allow him to speak to you about the characteristics of light. Is light loud or soft? Subtle or demanding? Safe or dangerous? How is Holy Spirit leading you to be light in your world?

Thank Holy Spirit for any understanding he has given. If you feel like there is more for him to show you about being light in your world, take another day or two with this session. There’s no need to rush.

My personal engagement with this session

I love this picture of light. Jesus has called me as light in my world and he has invited me to burn — burn with his goodness, love, hope, adventure, longing, desire, passion. I’m continually asking Holy Spirit what it looks like for me to be light along the path God has given me to walk. Light looks different from medium to medium, it looks different from environment to environment. This is why it’s so necessary for me to continually ask the question. Lord, what does it look like for me to be light here and now?

An added note from Phil Rice

I hope you’ve benefited from this excerpt from Devotional Sessions | Practical Spirituality. Share this session with anyone you think would be impacted and don’t hesitate to leave questions or comments for our mutual benefit of continued conversation.

Thanks for journeying alongside,
Phil Rice


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