This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Words I sang as a child still rattle around my mind.

They seem to be easy to dredge up from the depths.

Maybe it’s because my early years come back into sharper focus over time.

It’s especially hard to get song lyrics out of our heads, isn’t it?

Does anyone else remember, ‘This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine..’?

It came to mind as I pondered on being a light for Christ in a dark world.

Most days I feel more like a wavering wick or briefly flaring match than a constant, fervent flame.

Yet a seemingly insignificant match dropped into the right place can become the start of a conflagration, instigator of an inferno.

Our spoken words can do this too – those said in the heat of anger, fire of passion or flame of love can have a huge impact.

What about our written words?

We send out fiery dart prayers, wave creative sparks around, light a candle or two, hoping others are drawn toward their light.

What is our calling in all of this?

  • Be living flames on fire for God
  • Reflect the Light of the world within
  • Point others to Him
  • Make a difference with our words and lives

How can we be encouraged in this task?

To find out, please come on over with me and read the rest of this post on the ACW ‘More than Writers’ blog where I’m sharing my words here today….

2 thoughts on “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”

  1. You definitely are a light for Christ in this dark and hurting world, Joy. I thank God for you. Your posts have often been the means of God sending me encouragement. As I think of the many blessings God has given me this year, you are definitely one of them. 🙂 May God give you special strength through the busyness of this season and fill your heart with His Christmas peace! Hugs!

    1. Oh how kind of you, Trudy! I can say “Snap!” to your words, lovely friend. You speak such beautiful encouragement into wounded and broken souls. Your site is a real hope harbour and haven. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and blessing. May God also grant you a greater measure of health and strength for the days ahead, and may you find some quiet, soul-sanctuary space in the midst of busyness where you can be refuelled and refreshed by His grace. Peace and joy to you. Blessings and hugs! <3

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