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Brighten the Corner Where You Are

light shine Jesus asks us to let our light shine before others, that they may see our good deeds and glorify God. Just as Daniel shined before his colleagues—despite threats and difficult situations — we need to let our light shine before the people God places in our paths.

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We can apply three key elements of this scripture to our own lives:

Brethren, we can brighten the corner where we are if we obey the Holy Spirit in us, wear God’s full armor, and completely trust in Him. Don’t let fleshy desires, difficult situations, and negative accusations prevent you from being a light where God places you.

Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.

At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. —Daniel 6:3–4, NIV

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for choosing us to serve you. Let us be instruments in your hand so that we brighten the corner where we are and impact our neighbors’ lives for your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: J. Jocelyn Dufreine works as a Partnership Training Specialist for Compassion Haiti.

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