Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This little light of mine...

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, this little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Do you remember that little song from your childhood? I know I do, I even remember teaching it to my own kiddos and even kiddos at church when I was a music teacher.

What I like about that simple little kids song is this: it reminds me to let my light shine. So many times I mess up, maybe just by actions, temper, or just whatever, may cause one not to see my light shining. I am the first to say, that I have a log in my own eye at times.

But lately, I am weary of seeing so many Christians willing to  hide their light under a bushel and deciding to look, act, and behave like the rest of the world. We should be set apart! We should be different. Our light should be shining.

It breaks my heart to see Christians involved and actually loving the dark side of things through entertainment, language, or literature.

You see as a child, for the first 13 years of my life, my family rarely went to church. I went enough to know who Jesus was, and to know that I was lost as a goose. I was confused and actually had nightmares.  I thought that the devil; complete with horns, red suit, and a pitch fork would appear in my bedroom and take my sinful self to HELL. There was a spiritual warfare going on in my mind ...and it was an awful dark place....and I am thankful that Jesus saved me from that and set me free.

So, it breaks my heart to see those who love the Lord, or at least say they do, simply hiding their light under a bushel, or maybe they let Satan just blow it out...I don't know. We as Christians are to love the sinner and hate the sin...we aren't supposed to get in the ditch and wallow around in the sin with the sinner. We are supposed to be different in words, actions and deeds. We are not supposed to look like the rest of the world.

This little light of mine, I'm gonna  do my best to let it shine! Are you?

"Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil." 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

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