If there is any shining to be done this year, it will be God shining through me. It makes me think of the Newsboys song back in the 1980s or '90s. "Shine, Make 'em wonder what you've got. Make 'em wish that they were not on the outside looking bored. Shine. Let it shine before all men. Let 'em see good works, and then, let 'em glorify the Lord."
I prefer to think my word means many more opportunities will be coming my way so that God will be glorified and He will be the star. After all, that's the purpose of my life. It is not mine, but His.
My prayer this year is that I am so close to Him I can't help, but radiate His light and shine for Him.
I hope you join me in shining strongly for Him this year.
1 Isaiah 60:1 NKJV
2 Psalm 37:4 NKJV
3 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NKJV
Teresa Shields Parker is an author, coach and speaker. Her new book, Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation tells weight loss stories along with tips for embarking on a healthy lifestyle change. She blogs at teresashieldsparker.com where you can get a free chapter of her book, Sweet Grace.
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