The Real Light

“This was the real light—the light that comes into the world and shines on all people.”

John 1:9
Good News Translation

One of my all time favorite songs is “Shine” by Salvador, a contemporary Christian band from Austin, Texas. The release ranked number No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs in 2006. For me, the lyrics are very inspiring, especially the first verse:

“Woke up to another day
another day to celebrate
your beauty and your mystery
is more than any, I can see
i’m not the man I was before
with You, my life is so much more
break the chains and open doors
to a world I can’t ignore
Lord, let me shine,
shine like the moon
A reflection of You
in all that I do
Lord, let me be,
a light for Your truth
Light of the world,
I wanna be used to shine for You”

What an awesome and powerful request… “I wanna be used to shine for You.” 

As we consider ways to be faithful stewards of our treasure and time while in this world, WHY NOT begin your journey each day with this simple and prayerful request?