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Shine on, Little Light

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Here’s the beautiful thing about Jesus; He is gentle and draws us to repentance through his kindness.

He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; and in his name the Gentiles will hope.” (Matthew 12:19-21 ESV)

There was a season in my life when I saw myself as a bruised reed, with a forty-five degree bend that rendered me useless. Having been battered around in the winds of life, I felt compromised, weak and ineffective. There was no point in trying to do any service for God as just getting up each day exhausted me to no end. I plodded along, desperate and dejected.

As for my light, well, I was barely flickering. My mindset was better to not confess Christ than to try to witness and chase any seekers away. They certainly would not have lined up to take what I had to offer.

But here’s the beautiful thing about Jesus; He is gentle and draws us to repentance through his kindness. When life finally brought me to my knees in a humble surrendering moment, He showed me that I was not ‘done’ . . . even if I felt ‘done in’.

Through the Word, healthy fellowship and with His loving touch, my ‘reed’ began to unkink and I grew stronger and surer. My almost non-existence flicker of light was fanned into flame with each passing day as I grew in His Truth.

Ladies, no matter where you are at . . . no matter where you’ve been . . . no matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, He is waiting. He can restore and bring hope back into your broken life. He wants to use you again for His Kingdom. You do still have a light . . . don’t let Satan (or yourself or any one else) snuff it out.

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine.

Father, we thank You for the gift of Your Son, who came to bring life and healing into our broken lives. Help us to release our pasts into Your gentle hands and allow the Holy Spirit to bind up our wounds and restore us. Thank You for choosing to use us as lights to the world . . . may we burn brighter each day for Your honor and glory. Amen!

 

 

 

 

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