Let Your Light Shine: Cultivating Your Gifts and Talents

In the conversation for Sunday, February 19, 2017, Pastor Kim Nowlin continues The Pursuit of Transformation series and reminds us of the things that allow us to hide the light of our gifts and talents.


Let Your Light Shine: Cultivating Your Gifts and Talents

Three Things We Allow to Hide Our Light

  1. Our brokenness
  2. Our circumstances
  3. Our fears

Let your light shine....

Sacred Reading

Note: Due to technical difficulties, this week's Sacred Reading was not recorded. Below are the passage and instructions if you choose to practice the Sacred Reading on your own.

     “You are the world’s light—it is impossible to hide a town built on the top of a hill. Men do not light a lamp and put it under a bucket. They put it on a lamp-stand and it gives light for everybody in the house."
     “Let your light shine like that in the sight of men. Let them see the good things you do and praise your Father in Heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16, J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

The Practice of Sacred Reading

Using the guideline below, read the passage once per prompt. Read it slowly and preferably out loud. After each reading, follow the prompt's instruction. Finally, if you would like, write down your reflections and even share them if the opportunity arises.

Read: Read the passage and receive it as God’s message to you.

Reflect: Read the passage again and look for the word or phrase that the Holy Spirit highlights to your heart.

Respond: Take the highlighted words and make them a prayer.

Rest: Rest your heart in God’s promises.