Choose to Shine


Do lights shine of their own accord?

Yes and no. They need a power source. They need someone to flick on the switch.

♥ How can we find the light switch?

♥ How can our lives be illuminated, if we are barely sustaining our own glow?

The world is bathed in a bleak blanket of darkness.The moon is shy, and darkness captures the minds of many of us as we are overwhelmed with insecurity, loneliness, disappointment, grief, dissatisfaction…

Dark-Shine / Abundance of Lovely Good new friends: God promises to fuel you, and He calls US lights of the world.

 There IS hope. There IS light. There IS a God who promises to radiate in and through you.

You are already shining. You just need to choose to shine. Choose to see that you already shine.


“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14-16

Gold-Shine / Abundance of Lovely

Let’s take a read of some lyrical poetry which is infused with some wisdom on choosing to shine and finding the light:

LET THERE BE LIGHT; CHRIS AUGUST

I’m tired of secret keeping, livin’ in the dark
I’m ready to say the words You were speaking back at the start
Come and flood the corners of my heart

I say let there be light, I need mercy tonight
Wanna feel it like the sun is rising
Revealing what the shadow’s hiding
I say let there be light, I need Your mercy to shine
Start living what I’ve been believing
What I got I want the whole world seein’
Let there be light

Golden-Tile-Half / Abundance of Lovely

 FEEL THE LIGHT; BRITT NICOLE

Your heart’s tangled up in silence,
It’s time to let go,
Feel the light,
I know it’s easier to hide,
But you gotta let go,
Feel the light,
Let go and feel the light,
How did you get here,
You’re locked inside of all this fear,
Inside you’re crying out,
Your mind’s a war,
Get out and live for more,
There’s so much more,
Live for more,

Golden-Shine-Vertical / Abundance of Lovely

 LEARNING TO BE THE LIGHT; NEWWORLDSON

It’s so much brighter living in Your world
Savior, what You did for me
You gave me something
I want everyone to see

When we stumble and it all goes wrong
Only you can make it right
So I say
Oh, I’m learning to be the light

That makes the shadows hide
The light that breaks the curse of pride
The light that takes the weary in its arms

When it all came crashing down
There was only darkness all around
But in the distance I could see
A flame

When a heart is cold as ice, You can’t melt it with advice
No one wants to listen to a list of things they shouldn’t do
So I build a city on a hill and I light a candle on the sill
Knowing You’ll be always knocking at the door

Oh, I’m learning to be the light

Golden-Tiles-Full / Abundance of Lovely

 LET THERE BE LIGHT; JOSH WILSON

Let there be light
Inside my life
So the whole world sees
You in me
God let Your grace
Make my heart blaze
Like a burning sun
In the middle of the night
Let there be light

Jesus, I don’t wanna hide anymore,
So chase out the shadows
And kick down the doors.
I’m ready for this, I’ve finally decided
To let the light in.

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Friends, may you choose to shine today, xx

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