Friday, February 22, 2013


In Isaiah 60:1 the Bible says:

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.”

The Lord wants us to arise and to SHINE. Why is that exactly? Let’s look at the verse following.

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.”

Jesus is the very light of the world, but, unfortunately, darkness covers the earth. As Christians, we have that light of Jesus within us. Our very purpose is to let that light within, that light from Jesus, to spread across the earth and vanquish the darkness.

Have you ever gotten a little mirror and let the sun reflect off its surface to make a light on the wall? I loved doing that when I was little. It was so fun to move the mirror around and see the little light on the wall move as well. (Yes, I’m very easily entertained.) I see Christians parallel to that mirror. Our Lord is the very sun and we are meant to turn our faces towards him and reflect his light all across the world so others can bask in that glorious light as well.

“And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness.” -Romans 2:19

In MercyMe’s song This Life there’s a line that says, “We were meant to shine, not just survive.” When I first heard that it kind of smacked me, rather hard, with an “Oh yeah!” moment. Ever since, I’ve tried to make that my life song.

With all the busyness of life, all the things that bring us down, all those hardships, and all those many, many things that pile up in life, it’s so easy to forget to shine for Christ. So much of the time I am just trying to survive and not shine.

But God’s Word says “Arise, Shine!”

Wouldn’t the world be such a better place if we all SHINED? Wouldn’t we feel better reflected God’s beautiful light?

So let’s get out there.

Let’s SHINE.

Let it shine before all men
Let' em see good works, and then
Let 'em glorify the Lord

Thursday, February 14, 2013

He Loves You the Most

Don’t forget…

Who Loves you the most.

John 15:9 Valentine 2013(Feel free to take graphic for personal use)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all have a lovely one!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dear Time,

I wish to formally request more of you. It has come to my attention as of late that you do not seem to be concerned about my wellbeing. You cannot deny it; the signs have been exceedingly obvious, and rather hurtful I might add. I see you fleeing just when I need you, as if you’re trying to make it harder for me. And then when I search for you, you are nowhere to be seen. Ironically, I lose you, Time, searching for you. Why must you disappear? I find it very rude. I can never find you, and when I finally think I have you in my grasp, you’re gone in the blink of an eye. It is as if you take pleasure in deceiving me. Your games of running and hide’n’seek are growing old.

You must not do this to me any longer. You’re valuable to me, no matter how much you seem to dislike myself. Can we not just get along? I am growing weary of searching for you. It is clear now that you are impossible to find or gain back. I do not know where you go, but you really need to stop going and linger with me for a while.

Time, I need you. Please do not run from me any longer.

Your Timeless User,

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