I WANT TO BE A JACK-O-LANTERN!

Use your superpower.

People sometimes ask me, “Do you believe in God?” I hope they anticipate an affirmative based on how I practice life. Sometimes my example falls short.

My typical comeback is, “Yes, because after taking more than 50 revolutions around the sun, I have yet to say, “Let there be light” and a sunbeam appears. I’m unable to tell the oceans where to go and they obey. Only God has voice-activated results in His endless superpower collection.

In John 1:18, scripture says that nobody has ever seen the face of God, other than God Himself. For now, I try to model what the word teaches, “Let your light shine out of darkness” (2 Cor. 4:6). God didn’t say, “Christina, if you happen to stumble across light, give it a flicker.” He said, “Let light shine.” Let means to allow, to invite, to share.

In a sense, God figuratively carved us to be like spiritual jack-o-lanterns. He placed His light to shine from within. My eyes and mouth can offer warm encouragement for others to guide them on our eternal path. Unlike a utility company, God’s light bill was paid through Jesus’s love. If I stay close to His light source, He doesn’t have power outages or dimmer switches.

Occasionally I question the motive behind the popular phrase, “knowledge is power.” How do I utilize my knowledge? Like the traditional jack-o-lantern, do I shine God’s powerful light, or do I extinguish it because I don’t feel like burning a fire?

Lord, you are my Power Source and created me as part of Your universal wiring system. Guide me to use my superpower to be a light in the darkest places of our world. Remind me to live the song I learned in grade school, “This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine.”

Powerfully charged,

Christina

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6).

READERS! Your turn. How do you show your light? I love your comments and input!

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