"I am a candle that wants to shine for You, Father.
Though at times my wick is weak, bent over and spent.
When it is Your fire that fills me up,
My flame glows, shimmers and shines bright and true.
Let me never hide my 'light under a bushel' or let 'Satan blow it out!"
I am intended to shine. We are all intendd to shine, but I don't want to shine for my own brilliance, but for God's glory - His delight and pleasure in me-because He is my Creator, Father and King.
How I want Him to rule and reign in my heart. But, I need Him to show me His power, glory and might and to keep the flame burning in me, making my wick straight and strong until that day when He either returns for His people or calls me HOME.
My brother, Russ, and I used to sing a chorus that has resonated in my heart and soul, since I was a very young girl . . .
"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine. Hide it under a bushel NO!
This little light of mine I'm going to let it shine. Won't let Satan blow it out.
This little light of mine I'm going to let it shine. I'll let it shine til Jesus comes!"
This world is filled with darkness and light; daylight, moonlight and starlight. Also, there is darkness and light in people and in their lives - what would the world be like if there were more light than darkness, more good than evil, more love than hatred?
I recently read a blog written by a young woman who is very concerned about the hatred and lack of civility and kindness that seems to be permeated our society now and it made me think that there are most certainly forces of light and darkness in the world and but I believe it's impossible to bring light into darkness simply by our will alone, but, I have witnessed that when we allow God to fill us with His light, than we cannot help but "shine."
Don't you need a "candle" in your life to light the way for you? Don't you know somone who needs God's light to shine in their heart? I want to be filled with the light of Christ and to take my candle with me wherever I go and whatever I do in the hope of bringing light and shining according to God's will and purpose for my life - how about you? How's the wick of your candle?
With the Light of Christ in my Heart,
Angie "a mom like you"