Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Are You Letting Your Light Shine?

Could we really be a people of praise? Of thanks? What would happen if the world saw believers giving thanks in all things? I mean, really living the life of ‘eucharisteo’?

What would happen if when we lost jobs, lose children, experience heartache, are betrayed by those we love . . . what would happen if they saw us offer up thanks instead of grumbling and complaining, pointing fingers and casting blame? What COULD happen?!

Might they wonder Who is this God that they love so much that they thank Him even in pain and calamity?

Might we show ourselves to be sons and daughters of the Most High God in the midst of a crooked generation? Might we shine as lights in the world?

I don’t know about you, buy I want to relentlessly pursue living a life of obedience, giving thanks in all things. Care to sing with me?

This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine,
Let it shine,
Let it shine.


Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm gonna let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm gonna let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm gonna let it shine

Let it shine,
Let it shine,
Let it shine.


This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine,
Let it shine,
Let it shine.

Don't let Satan blow it out,
I'm gonna let it shine
Don't let Satan blow it out,
I'm gonna let it shine
Don't let Satan blow it out,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine,
Let it shine,
Let it shine.


Let it shine til Jesus comes,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine til Jesus comes,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine til Jesus comes,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine,
Let it shine,
Let it shine.

The counting continues . . .

  • snow Winking smile
  • waking up talking to You
  • ability to organize
  • breakfast with Brian
  • making lip balm
  • asking anybody who breathes if they need lip balm
  • daughter in apron ready to Spring clean brothers bedroom
  • children, on their own Spring cleaning
  • finishing my cookbooks
  • making bread
  • flirting with Brian all morning
  • stressing out—needing You
  • snuggling with Levi
  • grandson’s porcelain white skin
  • watching him sleep and breathe
  • everything is “O tay”
  • heart so in love with my husband
  • letting the peace of Christ rule in my heart
  • listening to teaching on being a godly wife
  • Southwest Turkey Burgers
  • sweet potato fries!!!!!
  • I was made for him

2 comments:

cooperkelly4 said...

=0) love your list. I am loving making mine. I haven't posted one yet, but it is being recorded. Loving the change of perspective.

Jenn said...

Beautiful list! Have you heard "This Little Light of Mine", by the Christian group Addison Road? Your post reminded me of it. It's one of my favorites!