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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Friday, April 30

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” — Matthew 5:14-16

The Light

I do my best to go work out every morning at 5 a.m. It’s always hard to get up, but it’s great when you complete the workout. So every morning before I step out of my door, I turn on my 15-watt porch light. Even though the light is only 15 watts, the amount of light it puts out in a dark area is incredible.

As I drove to the YMCA one morning, I was reminded how Jesus asks us to be a light. Even though there is a lot of darkness around us, a little light can go a long way to helping others find their way. Have you ever thought about what watt of bulb you are for Jesus Christ? Are you a 100-watt or 15-watt bulb?

Even though my back-porch light is only 15 watts, it still shines bright for a long ways and allows me to see my path. But what if I changed the bulb and put in a 100-watt bulb? How much farther would the light be seen?

Make sure you have a bulb in your spiritual life, make sure it is on, and then find a way to make it brighter so more people can find their way to Jesus.

— Robert Walker

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