Today, I listened to a fantastic message about “Witnessing with Swagger”, given by one of our high school seniors. The message was not only thought provoking, but also challenging. However, what struck me the most was Tucker’s swagger (aka confidence) to let his light shine. Tucker’s light was burning bright as he was sharing what God had placed on his heart.
This little light of mine,
I am going to let it shine...
- sharing a smile.
- making supper for your family.
- bringing laughter to those around you.
- having a servant oriented heart.
- leading a Sunday School or Youth Group class.
- sharing an encouraging word.
- going that second mile, when others don’t.
- responding in kindness.
- responding to a call to partake in a mission trip.
I will be the first to admit, there are moments when my light may be dim, it may even be hidden, and those are the times that I need to remember, I am here to be more like Jesus. To be love to others. To serve others. To use the gifts and talents God has blessed me with, to glorify Him. To let my light shine.
One of my favorite verses is Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Just think, God sent His one and only Son to this earth to interact with us, to share His love with us, so that we will do the same. Jesus gave us a very important mission to be His disciples and to let His light shine through us. Whatever this week brings, maybe a major project deadline is approaching, maybe you are preparing for a graduation celebration, maybe you are traveling, whatever it is your week brings, I challenge you to let your little light glow a little brighter this week. To show a little swagger, so you can make it shine bright. With each of the uniquely different individual talents working together for His mission, those little lights will be shining bright.