During the past week, I have been impacted by one word-SHINE! It has shown up in daily Bible verses, devotionals and a fellow blogger’s post. The word has so much packed into it that I couldn’t possibly unwrap it all in one post, but I want to encourage all of you to allow your best self to shine through everyday. I have been left with the question- how I can shine for others?  Where is my source of light and can this be used for good?

A friend sent me Psalm 73:26 by text this week- “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Words that reminded me that with God as my source of light, I will be able to shine for others.

My friend Holly wrote a great post on Tuesday titled Those who come may see the light as part of her 31 Days of Writing. She writes that as God’s light invades our lives, the darkness is pushed out. I want that in my life – light that invades and pushes through the darkness. A light guided by God, nourished by God and kept burning because my desire is to follow after Him with all I have.

Finally on Friday, I flipped the page of my perpetual “teacher” calendar and saw this:

Daniel 12-3

The challenge listed above is simple but so impactful when we take the time to tell people how much they mean to us or how much they have made a difference in our lives. Take a minute today and let one person know they are loved, beautiful and important.

Have a beautiful Sunday!


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