GOD PAUSE: In my reading through the Bible every year, sometimes the Old Testament and New Testament passages will say something similar. It's like God repeating himself to me. Isaiah said that my life will shine with the glory of God in a very dark world. And then Paul said in Philippians 2:15 “Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Dear Lord, your presence and glory in our lives truly shines out. May people around see the difference you make in our lives. Let us live today as my friend ends his prayers 'Lord, help us be shining lights for You.' Amen and amen.