Let Your Light Shine – Like Sequins At Sonic
Don’t be afraid to do it! Let your light shine!
So I have this habit, I like to overdress. Yes, I admit it- a friend likes to say I overdress for every occasion. Think sequins and pearls at a fast food joint (hence the fact one of my foster brothers called me Shiny). Anyway, it’s just one of those things that make me, me. Like almost always carrying a camera and loving to go barefoot but owning a bunch of high-heels. What can I say? I’m a complicated girl. These things make us stand out from the crowd like flowers in a garden. But do you know what? We are called to stand out. We are called to let our light shine like sequins at Sonic.
Let Your Light Shine
Several years ago someone told my Mrs. Cottage she posted too much “faith” stuff on social media. The thing is that Mrs. Cottage is so full of His light that it does not even occur to her to not shine. She is so filled with glitter that she can’t help rubbing off on everyone she comes in contact with. If you know her, tell us if you think that’s right. Even now I can’t help but chuckle. So, even though this person was trying to insult her, it is really a compliment. She was letting her light shine.
In Matthew in the bible Jesus tells us that we are like a great city on a hill. Think of the dark night sky and your driving through the desert or the country and there is nothing but the moon and stars and you. It is so dark and you keep wondering if you missed your turn. Then suddenly in the distance you see the horizon lit up on a hill above you. Like a beacon that city lights your way. Now consider that city is home. How easy is it to find your way when it is lit up? It is pretty hard to miss it when it is lit up like a neon sign before you.
As a believer
God tells us that when we become a believer. When we are saved by the sacrifice of Christ on the cross that He is the light of the world and we who follow Him will not walk in darkness. Our job is to show the way so that others may also make it home.
Letting My Faith So Shine
I want my faith in the creator of the universe -my savior- so obvious it’s like sequins at Sonic. Like the lights of a great city in the middle of a desolate desert… I want it to shine. I want my faith baked in, visible, so natural that when people tell me to stop being “so faith filled ” it’s like them asking me to stop breathing. I want when people look at me to see Jesus. I want them to see Him through the cracked and broken places in my life. I want them to see Him when things are going bad. I want them to see Him when I’m successful. Because in the end, that’s all that matters. That they saw Him.
How Do I Let My Light Shine?
When Moses in the bible would go up Mount Sinai to meet with God he would shine with the glory of God. It was so dazzling that you couldn’t help but notice. It’s like that when you spend time in the presence of the all mighty God. When you spend time with Him, reading the bible, praying and listening for His voice as you do. Allowing him to mold and shape you into a new creation. You will become new because He rubs off on you and people notice.
Let Your Light Shine On!
This is my prayer for you sisters and brothers, that as you work through your day, pass people on the street talk to the person behind the register, a coworker in the break room they see HIM.
So shine on my, be a light in the darkness and show others around you the way HOME.
The creator of the everything looked at you and said this blue and green sphere needed one of you too. You are His greatest creation- let them see the artist behind the creation. Live for Him. Show Him off to the world.
May He be so obvious in your life that it’s like as my missionary friend would put it seeing a panda running down the street in Nashville. Let it be so tangible that people sit up and take notice. Let it be so visible that you don’t even have to open your mouth when people look at you, they say I want what she has. Heaven knows this world could use some light. Teach them, lead them.
Let your light shine in the darkness!
Verses about God’s light:
- For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have placed You as a light for the Gentiles, That You may bring salvation to the end of the earth.’ Acts 13:47
- Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), Ephesians 5:7-14
- Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
- “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
- Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12
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