Word of Encouragement – Matthew 5:16

“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

Hi, Everyone! 

I hope you’re doing well! I’m sorry for being less active over the last few months. I’ve been working hard to complete the edits to my debut novel! 2022 has been an incredibly difficult, rewarding, and impacting year which I will go into more detail about next month. For now, I wanted to send you a quick message to wish you all a Happy Hanukkah and New Year! 

As we approach the holiday season, let us not forget the significance of Hanukkah — the Festival of Lights — and how we are to be the light of Yeshua to those around us! It’s scary to speak to strangers and step out of our comfort zones to meet new people, but the further we draw to the Lord, the more we want to share all He’s doing in our lives! My accountability group and I read a great devotional on YouVersion last month called 20/20: Seen, Chosen, Sent by Christine Caine that spoke volumes on our duty as believers in Yeshua to spread His light to the world! It was a great reminder that while it’s comforting to know the Father is watching over us, we’re not meant to keep the light for ourselves; instead, it should be shared! As it says in Matthew 5:14-16, we don’t light a lamp and cover it with a bowl, but let it shine for all to see! 

So, as we count down to 2023 and get ready to light our menorahs, may we also shine the light of Yeshua from the inside out! I look forward to the adventures and open doors the Lord is going to lead me through next year, but 2022 isn’t over yet! There’s still more work to do, and it’s time to get back to it! 

Hag Sameach! Happy Holidays!

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