This little light of mine….. Part III

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG

I know that I have been MIA from my blog. I have been in a lot of prayer and direction for this topic. As I thought about this topic on letting your light shine, I was shown light in a different “light”.

We all naturally respond to bright lights in the same way. Here are just a few ways we may respond to the light. Our eyes hurt for a split second, we close our eyes and look the other way until it’s safe for us to look again, we get a headache and/or we have a confused look and place our arms up to block out the light etc. But our response to the light is the part that has been placed on my heart to share.

Can you figure out the direction that I’m going with this? We either embrace the light with a positive “giving yourself time/grace” to allow your eyes to adjust. Or you complain and fight the change of the levels of light to brighten your way by placing sunglasses on to keep you in the dark.

The embracing of the light allows several things to occur:
· You see everything bright and clear.
· Every angle is exposed.
· Light energy is present and gives life to things to grow.

Rejection of the light allows several things to occur:
· You are in a blind state.
· You can’t see the whole picture or the hidden angles.
· Nothing has room to grow and there is no energy present.

Where do you see yourself within these two scenarios? Are you embracing or rejecting the light?

You may be a tad confused or torn in between the two. Well the embracing the light has shown me several things. The first one is that like the Scripture says above in 1 Peter 2:9-10, God has chosen you to be set a part from others to walk with Him and to show the world that Jesus lives within you. The second is that your perspective on life should be a positive and empowering outlook. You don’t allow the stress of this world keep you down. You walk in the confidence and power that God has given us as Christians. The third is the darkness that Satan wants us to remain blinded by will not be exposed. So by living in the light, all of the lies, insecurities and fears etc. are replaced with the light of Christ. The final one is that when light is present then the correct energy is able to do it’s job to make sure everything that you allow the light to shine thru will grow and flourish.

When you reject the light several things occur. One being you are in a blind state which is called rejection. You are rejecting the light by choosing to remain in darkness. That can look differently in each of our lives. As God to show you if and how you reject the light. For me, when I was living in a blinded state I actually despised people that were living in the light. It was like a jealousy and bitter state of mind that consumed me because I didn’t truly understand what it meant to have the light shining through me. So I rejected those who had it shining through them. I see that from the other hand now and how I’ve been rejected or talked about because I’m letting my light shine brightly. Jesus was rejected and HE is the light. We as His followers have to be made aware of the backlash that will follow. Not everyone will appreciate your light so don’t allow that to dim your light! Keep walking with your light shining brightly. Another rejection of the light will have you only believing a portion of the picture and keeps things hidden. Those hidden things are your true identity in Christ, your purpose and your guide to thriving in this life instead of just surviving/Bible. Without the light shining on those hidden places, you will stay blinded to all of those lies that stay lurking in your life. The final rejection of the light shows that you will not have the capacity for anything to grow and energy will not flow effectively. That can look like a number of things for example rejecting of wanting community fellowship, solitude overload and blocking of growing in the God. The longer the energy is not present the more things die off in your life. Friendships die off, family relationships are broken, your spiritual life becomes dry and brittle which opens the door to Satan to come in and take over.

Think about a situation when you decided to let your light shine and when you didn’t… If you did let it shine, did you see it as one of these four perspectives? If you didn’t let your light shine was is because you wanted to stay in darkness or wasn’t aware of the great danger that darkness brings?

image

image

We are all given the choice to let our lights shine. Are you shining brightly or living in the dark hidden places? I pray for everyone that reads my blog and that God will speak to your heart in a way that only He can! Love you all and please share this with as many people as you can.

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♡Posted by Sweet Inspirations by Candyce♡

Advertisements

Mushroom production time 🍄🍄🍄

image

Those individuals that really know me, know that I am allergic to mushrooms aka fungi. So this post is rather interesting and I thought about this yesterday after seeing some small mushrooms sprouting in the front yard. If you know the science and significance of these fungi, you can begin to see where I’m going with this.

In our lives there’s a lot of things that are happening on the inside of us that no one can see at first. That’s the “birthing” phase of something great that God has planted inside of us to show the world. 🌍 The more we water and fertilize our life with God, the more our lives/inside will begin to produce mushrooms. Mushrooms are products of a healthy fertile soil and perfect environment. Are you producing any mushrooms 🍄🍄? Look for those areas of growth and transformation and those my friend are your MUSHROOMS!!!!

Some examples of evidence of mushrooms:
*better attitude
*grateful attitude
*witnessing to others
*blessings and Gods favor
*new positions and promotions
*joy in the midst of a storm

Keep producing them and showing them to the world so that man will glorify our Father in heaven. The perfect Scripture that ties in with this is Matthew 5:16 NIV

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Mushrooms need the perfect amount of light in order to grow. We are Christians use our light source which is Jesus to glorify God. So continue to work on your soil so that you can produce more of those intriguing mushrooms!!! If you aren’t producing mushrooms, try fertilizing your soul with the perfect amount of Son light and picking those choking weeds aka sinful lifestyles out.

So I guess I’m not allergic to this type of mushroom LOL!

‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!

♡Posted by Sweet Inspirations by Candyce♡

Is the Jesus in you shining brightly?

Choose the Light!!!!

                          Choose the Light!!!!

For the longest time I use to wonder why some people would be drawn to me when they meet me. Thinking that it was JUST my fun and loving personality, caused me to depend on myself and how others interacted with me determined my self-worth. There are several scriptures that talk about being the light of the world and what that means.

The one that really spoke to my heart was John 8:12 ESV Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Jesus is the light to this dark sin infested world. When we accept Christ into our lives, we take on the role as some form of light to illuminate the world. Sometimes it is just a small glow stick illumination that we give off. The significance of the glow stick is that it must be broken first in order to present light. Its true color/beauty and potential are then presented and appreciated once placed in a dark location. Please don’t get discouraged if you aren’t where you think you should be. God calls you to learn and grow and if that means being broken right now, embrace it and trust that God will bring you into a place of being a lighthouse on a hill. We all start somewhere and don’t have it all figured out. Make the choice to shine more daily and that means to show Jesus where ever you go.

So back to my earlier statement about wondering why some people are drawn to me, they are drawn to the light aka Jesus that is in me. The more I grow in him, the more I show him and His presence is felt when I come around. You will notice that it becomes contagious sometimes for example more people will be drawn to you on your job, school and church etc. All because you are choosing to let the Jesus shine in your life! This process did not happen over night and I’m still growing to make sure I show Him more and more. So please make sure you choose to shine!!!!

Matthew 5:16 ESV

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Please understand that Satan=darkness and anytime that there is light/Jesus on sin strongholds, he is not happy! Turmoil may arise and it will cause confusion and depression but remain focused on the light/Jesus to make it all better.

TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!
♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡