TGI Saturdays # 57- Let Your Light Shine

//TGI Saturdays # 57- Let Your Light Shine


Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Blessings and happy Saturday to you. Thanks for coming out to TGI Saturdays # 57. What you are reading here is a post I wrote and scheduled way in advance to when it is published. Why? Because, I’m about to have my 6th baby and delivery day is getting close. So I’m taking it easy as I countdown to bringing home baby. If all goes well, this will be the 5th child to actually come home with us and be a part of our family. Our 3rd born passed and now lives with our Heavenly Father.

This post is a part of a 4 1/2 months series of pre-scheduled posts called “Saturday Inspirations,” pre-cooked posts in a virtual freezer, only to be thawed on their scheduled publish date.  I hope this post finds us all well today.

Feel free to stay connected with me via the comment box below, because I’ll be checking in when I can to read them, they’ll be just what I need.

Let Your Light Shine

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

This was a verse my daughter had to memorize, as a part of her bible curriculum in Second Grade, when we were still homeschooling (boy, I miss it). I also later used that verse to encourage her a few times in her early singing in front of a big audience (church and singing contest) days.

I want my light to shine for others and I want to ignite the fires in my children’s hearts and keep them lit brightly as well. Only God can give us the power to do that in this dark world. Our light has to shine from our hearts that are filled with faith, hope, peace and love, and not with fear, worry, anger and hate. I can only shine beauty (faith, hope, peace, love), if I set my mind on beautiful things (whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things-Philippians 4:8) .


Dear Lord oh God,

Let your light illuminate from my chest

When I walk by

Let them see your goodness

the goodness of your love and grace,

they’ll see through me

Dear Lord oh God,

Let them see, let them see

Let them see my inner glow

So they’ll know

I am a child of God

and only Him

Can give someone such radiance from within

Dear Lord oh God,

Let them see the light

That comes from my heart

Let the Holy Spirit within me shine bright

As I light up day and night

Showing the world what’s right

Dear heavenly Father,

Let me do what’s right

Shine on the world reflecting God’s light

Giving others permission to let their fires ignite

Written by L.J.G.B (me)

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Glory  Great Things

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

This inspiring quote by Marianne Williamson is from her book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191).


Peace, Love and Blessings to you.

With love,

Latisha sigAbout Me /Pinterest / Twitter / Youtube / Facebook

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  1. Debbie W. February 27, 2016 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Love that quote from Marianne Williamson and love the Philippians verse and how you used it to encourage your daughter.

  2. Michelle February 27, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    It won’t be long now. I hope this finds you doing well. I’d like to think, in answer to your question here, my light shines through in kindness. Showing kindness and generousity to others. Remembering the word of Jesus, “love thy neighbor.”

  3. Jed February 27, 2016 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Hey Latisha,

    Happy Saturday! Thanks for virtually hosting another fantastic link-up. Family prayers, bed-time devotions, and creating a home filled with love and grace, are three ways that I’m working to let my light shine this week. Wishing you and your family a blessed week as you shine for Him!

  4. Debbie Kitterman February 27, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Latisha – What a wonderful poem and post. I am so glad you were able to schedule everything in advance so you could rest and enjoy this time as you prepare for your newest family member. I let my light shine for Jesus by speaking words of encouragement to people I meet who may or may not know Him yet.

  5. Megs February 27, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Latisha! Congrats on your newest addition! Excited in anticipation with you!!! I”m so glad I found your blog and link up, today! And I LOVE this post! My daughters and I are worship leaders for the kids worship team at our church, and our theme lately has been, “Look up, Reach out, an be Bright!” Watching little kids sing “This Little Light,” and praise God singing and dancing around with such joy, is something so special! Thank you for bring these joyful thoughts to the front of my mind, today.
    Love this verse in Matthew. My daughter is overcoming huge stage fright this year between singing with the worship team and competition dance. I’ll keep this verse in my back pocket for her.
    Happy Saturday!!!

  6. Rebekah February 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Wow! Congratulations on your 6th baby! Praying all goes well!! How great that you scheduled your posts in advance!

  7. Lisa February 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    This weekend I was at a women’s spiritual conference. I came away with three words to ponder for “let your light shine”: be friendly, be welcoming, be kind. I hope all is going well with you!

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