Is Your Light On? What the Neighbors See -- Second in a Series on Prayer

When I take the dog out early in the morning, there's only one light on in the neighborhood.

It shines unobtrusively in the window of my neighbors' house. And though the glow is muted, it is as bright as a lighthouse beacon to me, because I know what it means.

When I see the light, I know my neighbors are praying.

I know they're spending time in God's Word before they start their day. I know they're sharing a devotional or word from some hero of the faith. I know they're orienting their lives to the truth in order to go out into a world full of lies.

 I know they're putting God first.

This is a comfort to me, a fellow pilgrim on this journey of faith. It reminds me that I'm not the only one striving to live a godly life in a wicked generation. It reminds me that others are lifting their voices to God because they believe he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. It reminds me that should disaster strike my family or fear strike my heart, I will not be alone. It reminds me that where two or more are gathered, God is there in the midst.

That light reminds me that although the enemy of my soul is alive and well, greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the world. It reminds me that the Light of the world has chosen to place his light in us, his children, so the world might see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven.  

This little light of mine, 
I'm gonna let it shine. 
This little light of mine, 
I'm gonna let it shine, 
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. . .  

How's your light today? I encourage you to let it shine brightly for Him.

You never know who might be watching.

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  1. Hi Lori - I loved this post. It makes one think of what it is our neighbours are seeing when they look our way. I will be keeping that in mind in the future. Thank you for your great comment on my blog, and I will be following your posts as of now too.
    God bless

    1. Tracy,
      We all need a reminder that how we live our faith lives impacts those around us, and the solidarity of the Body of Christ is priceless. I pray you are both encouraged and an encourager today. God bless, and thanks so much for stopping by :)

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL reminder to be a community of prayer. So well said, thank you, Lori! I've truly enjoyed my visits here which is why I'm passing the
    Liebster Blog Award on to you. Thank you for being such an encouragement to the Community of Christ. You can go to my blog for more details about the award. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much for the honor! May God be glorified :)

  3. You are right Tracy, it does make me think about what my neighbors see!

    1. Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday!

  4. Anonymous11:35 PM

    What a great comfort to know that you are not alone in your praying. I like to think about the Motel 6 commercial "We'll keep the light on for you" when thinking about praying. No matter what time of day or night God's light is on for our worship and prayer.

  5. Amen! I know you are thankful for godly neighbors. We are moving and praying that we can be a light to those around us even more. :) Blessings, Lauren,

  6. Lori - LOVE this picture of the light on early in the morning at your neighbor's home. How beautiful is that?! thank you so much for sharing with our heart&home gathering at mercyink. hope to have you again this week.