Suggested Reading: 2 Kings 8
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 8:19
Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah, for the sake of His servant David, as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You light up my life. I pray for grace to always walk in the light as You are in the light (1 John 1:7). In Your bright and shining Name I pray, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I’ll never forget the morning that Debbie Boone appeared on 100 Huntley Street in the late 80’s. Her hit song “You Light Up My Life” had been at the top of the pop charts. She was in Toronto in a stage production where she was playing the part of Maria Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” As we entered into our prayer time before going to air, Debbie sobbed, saying to the Lord, “It’s been so long, so long Lord.” She was experiencing the presence of the Lord in our Green Room as we knelt in prayer, and with her busy schedule, even though she knew Jesus as her Saviour, she had not taken the time to let His Light permeate her daily experience. I trust I’m not being too repetitive when I write again…Jesus changes everything! I pray again, “Lord Jesus, I throw open the blinds that hide or dim Your Light. I see You Jesus! Shine Jesus shine!” As the Scriptures say, “But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9).
Yours for Jesus our “Lamp,”
P.S. Here’s a video of Debbie Boone when she came back to 100 Huntley Street in the mid-90’s. At the beginning of the interview with Lorna Dueck (after she sings), Debbie shares who she was thinking of each time she sang “You Light Up My Life” (click here).