Ever had one of those moments that make you realize the real deep stuff down in your heart?
The “man, I sure do need Jesus. Because I still have dark in my heart” kind of moment.
The moments when you slip and flesh comes out in your attitude?
Well, I do.
I think I am walking in the light and shining and something rubs me wrong (maybe my husband or my children or even a complete stranger) and self wants to be a sarcastic smart mouth or even (shhhh) snaps. Maybe they were really wrong. Maybe they weren’t. Either way, it is always a choice to SHINE or to not shine.
Ever happen to you? Just me? Really?
It is in those moments that the Holy Spirit convicts me, and thank goodness for that gift. It is a gift. Even though we sometimes feel like giving The Holy Spirit an eye roll. (that is self again)
We battle self every single day. I battle self every single day.
Self has to die y’all. (Yes, I said y’all. I am a southern girl.)
It is in these moments that I am reminded again that nothing I can do will make me deserving of Heaven, and that my salvation has nothing to do with me. It is in these moments, these “self” moments that I am all the more grateful for GRACE and MERCY.
Jesus loves me. I don’t deserve it. But HE does.
I want to SHINE Jesus even when “self” is tempted to be dark with an ugly attitude. Light and Dark are total opposites. May we always remember that truth. May we always listen to HIS voice, HIS nudge, and the conviction of The Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:16 ~In the same way let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Striving to Shine,
Thankful that Jesus loves me. Missions are my heart. I love life; it’s a gift that I never want to waste. Simple Truths blog was created for the purpose of sharing simple truths, encouragement, and God. I am in the process of creating a podcast as well. I am a wife to Spencer, mother to our 2 adult daughters, and fur baby momma.