Sometimes we burden our spirits with negative thoughts. Some of us have done this so frequently that it has become second nature to us. If someone brings this to our attention, we can feel an urge to rebel. In those moments, let us dwell on God’s word with intention and let our lights shine.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

Our Lenten devotionals are being offered by Central Union member Shirley Sypert.