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Everyone needs to be reminded that God creates us with a calling for each of our lives. Everyone is given gifts that need to be shared with the world.

You can be an agent of change in our world. You can empower anyone, no matter what age, to make a change in their life and to follow God’s call.

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"You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."

Matthew 5:14-16

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Think

Have you ever flown on an airplane at night? I am always amazed that even at very high altitudes, a single street lamp or beams of light from a car are visible. In the middle of the darkness even the tiniest lights make a difference.

Today’s passage reminds us of that important truth. We may feel we have little to offer. It may seem to us that our “light” doesn’t shine very brightly. Remember, however, that in the middle of the darkness, even the tiniest of lights make a difference. It isn’t how bright your light shines or how large your light may be. What is important is that you shine!

In a world of injustice and hate, shine your light of peace and dignity. In a world of rejection and hurt, shine your light of acceptance and healing. Wherever you may live, there are people who need to see your light of hope shining. Don’t hide it...shine!

Dale Tadlock

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God of light, thank you for shining your light into me. Help me to reflect you into the lives of others. Give me the courage to confess those things that might not reflect your presence in my life. Shine through me today! Amen.

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Go

It is easy to feel that we are not inspirational to others. However, each day we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be agents of inspiration and change in the lives of others. How have you been empowered by the Holy Spirit to inspire someone else? How can you make a difference in the world today?

You have the gifts, the ability, and the Spirit of the Living God to inspire others.

Go! Be! Inspire!

Dale Tadlock

Dale Tadlock is the associate pastor and minister to young adults and students at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Virginia. He is currently serving as president of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Youth Ministry Network. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Lindsay.

Holy Holy Holy

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