this little light of mine

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This weekend I heard a few lines from a long-time favorite song that took me to the little blonde-haired girl who loved going to Sunday School, hearing the stories of the Good News, memorizing Bible verses and singing her heart out to Jesus.

Decades later, I’m still that girl!  So when I heard  . . .

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine . . .”

my heart smiled really big and I instantly began singing those familiar little words about letting my light shine and not hiding it under a bushel.

So many times when I’ve read the verses of the familiar passage of John 3, my mind tends to go into my auto-pilot mode.  But this weekend there was something fresh.  Something I needed to hear.

When I heard the word “evil” my mind would automatically go to those “BIG, BAD things” that we do.  You know “those things” we don’t want to be seen or known through the world’s microscope.   But in reality . . . it’s those “little things,” you know the ones we tend to not see in ourselves as easily as we do in others, that make my light dim.

Anger . . . Pride . . . Selfishness . . . Dishonesty . . . Discord . . . Greed . . . Lust . . . Envy . . . just take your pick.

My reluctance to open my own eyes puts me right there in the darkness. The power of the enemy will steal his way into my heart and into my actions and reactions, if I don’t come to The Light.  I need the lens of God’s Grace to show me the Light of Truth.

So the questions I face each day. . .

Do I let His Light shine in me and through me?

Do I come to His Light every day looking for His righteousness?  

If I do, then I shouldn’t fear any thing in my day.  No judgment.  No rejection. Or even the Truth.

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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