Wednesday, November 4, 2009

{Light Challenge...Wanna Try With Me?}

This song is stuck in my head!

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

You know you are humming it now! Smile!

I thought to challenge myself to open my heart and shine God's light bright through me today.
I often catch myself with me and what I am walking through on my mind...
with my lists of begging requests to God. Uggh! I don't want my heart to stay there!
So today I caught myself and thought
to ask God simply,"What can I do for you God today?
"What can I do for one of your children so they feel your big light shining in their soul?"
You know the kind that you can't help but smile because it is coming all out of ya!
"What can I do to get my thoughts out of my life challenges and bring some good~sweet joy?"

Oh my, I sooooo need to do this in every way!

So today I challenge you too.
To smile in the company of others because nine times out of ten
we have no clue what they are going through internally or in their lives.

I am gonna be willing to try. Would you be up for trying too?

If you are going through a hard time, I pray someone shines a little soul shine on ya.
I hope you feel that I just did! Sent soul-shine all over you that is!

I pray and hope your day the good kind of amazing and so full of light that you feel
beams coming out of your heart and onto another.

You can't dust that kind of happy off of you~! I dare you to try!

Just sayin....

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
"Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
(Matthew 5:14-16)

Mwaaahhhhhhh of sunshine all over you!

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32 comments:

Stylestance said...

Thanks for shining a light on my day with this lovely reminder! Your blog always inspires. Blessings to you.

Janean said...

it is amazing when you smile at others, how they are eager to smile back and relax. it's a gift that everyone can give. thanks for the reminder!

Donna said...

Thanks Kristin! Shining light your way today too. Thanks for your inspirations. Hope you have a blessed day filled with lots of sunshine! :)

Chelsea said...

...let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! ; )

Lissa said...

right back atcha! Smiles to you too!

Kasey said...

I needed a little sunshine today...
so thank you.
let it shine...
xo

Kasey said...

I needed a little sunshine today...
so thank you.
let it shine...
xo

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a beautiful post...thank you!

I love that song, transports me back in time when I used to sit on my Grandpa's lap and I would sing him that song. Thank you for bringing me back there and I do believe I'll have that song in my head for the rest of the day!

Thanks for the visit and your lovely comment. I'll be back!!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Raining Pearls said...

You are a beautiful light in my world. This post is beautiful and has inspired me to try shine my light on someone else tonight that I think needs it :)

Angie said...

It's a deal! I'm off to light up someone elses day! ;) ur should I say late afternoon early evening? ha!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love those verses. I'm gonna let my little light shine:)

Nora said...

My name means light which has been something I've loved about my name my whole life. Thank you for reminding me to be who I am (or at least what I was named)

LuLu said...

I'm sending you sunshine right back and off to shine on others. You are so amazing.
thank you for your rays of sunshine,
xo,
LuLu

Julie Harward said...

That is one of my favorite scriptures too! You are a light..we are a light to each other, all of us...SHINE ON SISTERS..SHINE! We are ALL beautiful in his eyes..beautiful!
Come say hi :D

Tracey said...

You're wonderful Kristin!!!

My sweet 5 yr old son lovingly sings that song to his 2 yr old baby sister whenever she is upset...it melts my heart every time!

:) T

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Wow... I love the idea of smiling in the company of others because nine times out of ten we have no clue what they are going through internally or in their lives. I will for sure challenge myself on this.

Julie said...

A smile is such a powerful thing. :) Thanks for shining and encouraging us to shine too!

Jeanneoli said...

What an encouraging post!!! Who couldn't use a little sunshine:-)

charmaine said...

hi Kristin! you are just a ray of sunshine! i LOVE this post! just like all the rest of your post God always gets the glory. i just love your beautiful spirit. it's always so pleasant and motivating visiting you. you are such an inspiration. God Bless You! wishing you a super blessed weekend my friend!

God Bless,
Charmaine

Libbie said...

I'm in! How amazing would everyday be if we made this our daily prayer & challenge! Thanks for the reminder!

Cherie Wilson said...

Yes, yes!! Thankyou! Gaining confidence to fly now......... Thanks for your continued fresh wind dear sweeet Kristin! Hang on tight now:) Would you believe my door just swung open and shut back again as I write this? Yes, Believe. He uses you so! xoxoxo

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Dita said...

Beautiful post, Little Lady.
How true....you NEVER know what another is going through and a smile truly works wonders.

I learned from an early age that if I smiled, even if I was scared or so unsure of myself or whether others liked/wanted me in their company....that all I had to do was smile and COMPLETE strangers would be powerless NOT to smile back.

I do it all the time...and now, in my 40s...I realize that my smile is the very best currency I have.

Shinin' a little light over here too, Friend!

Windy Ridge said...

You are a beautiful person inside & out and I mean that! You have made my day many a time:)

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I just found your blog and I love it! It is sooooo inspiring and encouraging.

I am now singing "this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.....

Smiling,
Lee Ann

Wendy said...

Thank you for your inspiring post! When I get in my car and drive to work, I drive into some of the worst (and dangerous) parts of the city to visit with first time mothers in their home. Every day they teach me an important lesson...the world isn't about material things... it is about reaching out to those who need inspiration...need hope..so let your light shine and shine it bright!! Thank you for reminding us all!!

charmaine said...

Kristin you are so amazing! i love this post. how important it is for us to smile at others because we don't know what they are going through. thank you for reminding us to smile and to think about others. i love smiling at people, especially when i see a frown on their faces. a simple smile really does make a
HUGE difference. so yes, i will continue to do the great work of Christ and smile, and thank you because sometimes we do forget. also, thank you for your lovely prayer! i pray that you will have a wonderfully blessed week Kristin!

God Bless,
Charmaine

Wendy said...

Just sending you smiles! I always enjoy reading your post and noticed it has been awhile and hoping all is okay!
Blessing sent your way :)

Cristin said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You are light.

xo,
cristin

Beth said...

Thanks...this is nice. :)
Hope you are doing well.

Beth

prashant said...

You are a beautiful person inside & out

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PamperingBeki said...

Amen. What a beautiful post!