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I HAVE A COMPELLING FOCUS TO REACH MY GOD POTENTIAL…

MY CANDLE? I FIND THE ROOM SO DARK… WILL MY LITTLE LIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? WILL I CONSIDER MY SEEDS, MY LITTLE CANDLE, THE LIGHT…

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

I sit and watch the little flame flicker back and forth on the wick of the candle. The flame seems so small… What a great fire this little flame could kindle. One match could light the pilot on a furnace that could warm a house for many years. THERE IS POWER NOT IN THE CANDLE BUT IN THE FLAME.

LET US CONSIDER HOW THE CANDLE MUST FEEL… THE FLAME CONSUMES THE CANDLE… The candle gives itself for the light. Does the heat hurt? Does the candle feel good as the light gradually consumes?

Amy Carmichael lived from 1897 to 1951. Amy penned these words: GOD DELIGHTS TO MEET THE FAITH OF ONE WHO LOOKS UP TO HIM AND SAYS: “LORD, YOU KNOW I CANNOT DO THIS --- BUT I BELIEVE YOU CAN.”

** CONCLUSION: HIS CANDLE AM I! HIS CANDLE AM I TO SHINE WHERE HE SHALL SAY. CANDLES ARE NOT FOR SUNNY ROOMS, NOR FOR THE BRIGHT OF DAY. CANDLES ARE FOR THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH WHERE SHAME AND WRONG AND CRIME GIVE BIRTH OR THE MULKY TWILIGHT GRAY. WHERE WANDERING SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY OR WHERE THE CANDLE OF FAITH GROWS SO VERY DIM AND THE SOULS ARE GROPING AFTER HIM. SOMETIMES A FLAME WE FIND, CLEAR SHINING THROUGH THE LIGHT… SO DARK WE CANNOT SEE THE CANDLE, BUT ALL WE CAN SEE IS THE LIGHT.

SO MAY I SHINE HIS LOVE AND HS FLAME, THAT MEN MAY GLORIFY HIS NAME… (unknown)

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Please help me, share this with another preacher? Check out my YouTube?

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