Monday, February 1, 2010

Are you gray? Or bright, stunning, and white?


3-5Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn't put it out. (John 1:3-5, The Message)

Sometimes people make me uncomfortable. They make me feel weird because I am not "into" worldly things. The other day someone asked me if I had anything other then "Jesus songs" on my iPod. "Well not really..." was my response. But when she asked me that, I felt weird.. like I wasn't cool enough to fit in because I had hardly any secular songs on my iPod. I can't believe I let that effect me. And honestly it wasn't really that big of a deal.

A lot of times us girls can be affected by the things other people say (especially our peers). We try so hard to fit in; to look good. But as believers we are called to live by the light. Our light should shine. Brightly. We are not supposed to "fit it" with the world because we want that attention. No! The thing is girls, our light that God has given us is not supposed to be a dull gray color that fits in with the dark, blackness of this world. No way. It is supposed to be white, and bright, shining in this darkness!

I encourage you girls that no matter how hard or awkward it is to shine; do it anyways! As Becky was saying last Friday: we have to evaluate our priorities. Do you let God shine through every single aspect of your life? Honestly ask yourself that question. I can tell you right now that I struggle with this in my life also. We are all in this together. I'm just here to help and encourage! :) Although it is difficult, those kinds of things are specifically put in our lives to make a stronger. (James 1:2) Make the best of it! Let your light SHINE in EVERYTHING!

Luke 11:35-36 (New Living Translation)

Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”

Let Jesus flood your life with His light. Then you can shine brighter then ever before!

Your Sister in Christ,
Jessica ♫♥

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