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 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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“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.
What are some of the ways you let your light shine to glorify God?