As I drop each of my younger children at the Sunday school door, I pat a shoulder and whisper, “Shine for Jesus,” in that little ear. See, it’s a habit we parents adopted a long while ago. Because being positive is so very powerful. Rather than saying, “don’t do… or remember to…”
The focus is positively on Jesus. Because, first and foremost, as His followers, we represent Him when we go out in the world. By our actions, our kindness, our choices, our love. There’s no need to really give any other instruction, is there?
“This little light of mine…I’m gonna let it shine…”
Aren’t we all naturally drawn to the positive? The encouraging? Don’t we feel courageous when we know Who is for us and that He triumphs over those against us?
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
My older children – they are leaving for church youth group and extracurricular events, times with friends. “Shine for Jesus,” I still say.
But, this simple positive? It works for us adults too. Three powerful little words. We too can shine for Jesus.
Shine as stars in the world. Phil. 2:15
~By Tricia at Hodgepodge