Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Letting My Light Shine, Pt. 1

Ok, so I’m supposed to be in the bed and well on my way to being sleep. Shhh, don’t tell. I wish you all could see me right now. I am laying in my bed – yes under the covers. I’m perched so I can see the doorway and trying to type quickly and quietly so my dear husband in the other room doesn’t detect that I’m still awake. I tell you, I’m a mess! 🙂 I drive him bananas when I stay up later than I should. It’s not so much the staying up too late that gets him. It’s the whiny toddler I turn into the next morning when the alarm is about to go off and I don’t want to get out of bed.

Anywho… I just had to share something with you before I lay me down to sleep.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14-16, NASB

Sean and I try to walk/run together 3 – 4 afternoons a week. Those are the best times for a girl like me who abhors working out alone. It’s always nice to have someone to encourage me, challenge me and workout with me. Kinda like having my own personal trainer. One of the best parts of our workout time during the week (second best to the company, of course) is the conversation we have along the way. We talk about all kinds of things, and today was no exception.

Somewhere during today’s banter entered the above verses of scripture from the bible. Now I can’t talk much about them right now, because like I told  you I’m possibly 10 to 20 minutes from trying to stuff this laptop underneath my pillow and pretend like I’m snoring. But tonight these verses are still burning on my heart so I just had to share them with you. Do me a favor, will you? Read them for me. If you are a Christian woman, think about what they mean to you, in your life today. If, by chance, you are not a Christian and some gusty blog wind blew you my way today, welcome. I’m glad you stopped by. I hope you’ll come back, because I’m going to come back later (when I’m not supposed to be in bed) and share my thoughts on these verses, along with a confession about how I’ve fallen short of them lately. Do we have a deal? I sure hope so.

Ok, I’m off to bed now. For real. By the time you get this I will have had a good night’s rest and I will NOT have aggravated my husband in the morning with self-inflicted, sleep deprived WHINING! Ask him. He’ll tell you.

P.S. You know I love to read what’s on your mind. So why don’t you get the party started by telling me what these verses speak to you today.