Saturday, November 27, 2010


in our master bathroom, Big Girl was getting ready for the day. i walked in and noticed she only had the shower lights on, so it was dark over the vanity where she was primping. i flipped the switch and the room lit up.

"Mommy, how did you make it brighter in here?" she asked.

it was easy. i turned on the light.

and it struck me right then and there.

it's easy. turn on the light.

that's exactly what God says to us, His children. 

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-16 NASB)

light of the world! Jesus shines through us. God's Word is a light to our path.

light illuminates darkness, brings goodness into view. in the dark is where sin and secrets are hidden. God isn't there. love isn't there. happiness isn't dark. when we have the love of God in our hearts, we are like a light every where we go!

it's easy. turn on the light. 

it's easy, He says. get plugged in. get into My Word. know all about Me and My love. show others the inner-peace that comes with trusting Me. SHINE for me!

talk like Jesus. 
walk like Jesus.
love like Jesus. 
give like Jesus. 
care like Jesus. 
shine like Jesus. 
be like Jesus. 

even in this dark world, one little flame like me can make a difference to someone. i might be the only encounter with God someone will ever have. how will the world know that i belong to Jesus? this little light of mine, i'm gonna let it shine! 

will you turn on the light? can you shine for Jesus?