Light

Someone is always listening. Always. If you realize it or not you have just influenced someone.

Last week after church Madi and I had a Girl Scout cookie booth. We spent quite a bit of time selling cookies at booths this year. Madi has a pretty good pitch when each person walks by and this particular afternoon we were sharing our booth with a young lady that hadn’t done a booth yet. Madi was giving her all kinds of tips and telling her to smile and be nice and then she says “You may be the only light in their life today.”

So, I had a proud mommy moment and Madi had a huge impact on that young girl, her mother and the many people she smiled at that day. Madi had heard those same words spoken by Callie during intercessory prayer earlier that morning.

There are a million ways to influence someone. There is power in our actions and our words. Callie prayed from her heart and influenced Madi, who shared it with a friend, who smiled at every person that passed them that day. They went out and became the very thing Callie had prayed for.

Ephesians 5:8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)

Will you be the only light someone may see today?

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One thought on “Light

  1. I have learned this lesson many times,many ways; it still speaks clearly to my heart and mind. We are Jesus’ ambassadors in this world, because we are aliens here. Will they experience a loving invitation, full of His light? Will we be transparent conduits for His power to come to others in this world?

    People see us; many will make decisions to come closer to God or shut Him out because of what they see and experience in us. We must always be cognizant of this fact when interacting with others. This reminds me of Nick’s sermon last year about using our words as rocks either to build or destroy.

    It is the most gratifying, heartwarming thing when we see our children being shining emissaries for Jesus, watching Him work in and through them for the Kingdom. How much more can Jesus show us His heart than through children?

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