One Spark Is All It Takes
Matthew 15:14-15 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; "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."
Matthew 5:16 "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."
Psalms 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path."
Luke 11:33-35"No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. "The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. "Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.
There once was a girl named Autumn
Her leaves fell in the fall
God held her in his mighty hands
Each time that on him she would call
She felt as if she wasn't special
She was a sinner to say the least
Lost and caught up in this world
A world centered around "The Beast"
She read The Word Of God
She even read scriptures all the time
She knew all the stories so well
That she had them memorized
She walked the walk, she talked the talk
So, she thought that she was fine
Something great was missing, though
Till God lit something inside
When God had created her
He put a candlestick inside her
She did not know he had put it there
Until he lit the flick with Fire
When God designed Autumn
Who's leaves fall in the fall
He knew all those in life that she would encounter
But he knew her above them all
He went before her, knowing
The trials she would endure
He already knew her life's purpose
He knew all the reasons, he created her for
He knew every thought that filled her mind
He knew every person she'd be effected by
He also knew the exact time
When he would lite the fire, that lived inside
In Heaven above, God watched proudly, as a father would,
As that fire within her began to flame
And suddenly all those who she'd encounter, well,
Those lives would also change
Soon, Autumn, began to feel different
As the flame just grew and grew
And when she discovered who put it there
She knew what she had to do
She opened up her bible, as she hugged it
Holding it close up to heart
She sent a prayer to Heaven, as if suddenly she knew
That she was special to someone,
And that fire just grew and grew
Autumn had always been loved and special To God
So she ran into his open arms in joyful tears
Then as she gave him everything, her hopes, her dreams, her fear...
God whispered ever so gently, "I love you." In her ears.
The God who calls her beautiful
The maker of mankind
He created her, loved her, knew her,
When he put that candlestick inside
Even when she thought she was nothing special
To God, she was the whole time
And Oh, how happy God was
When her time had come to shine
There is a girl named Autumn
Her leaves still fall only in the fall
And inside her lives a gleaming candlestick
God's best little secret, within us all
When we are created, God makes us with more just a physical body. He also puts in us a spirit and our soul. Many times in life, we find ourselves wondering, What does my life mean? What is my purpose? How can I make an impact on people that will matter? Is there anything about me that is special? Why am I even here?
We are not all destined to be presidents, famous singers or actresses. We can not all travel across the world preaching as missionaries to the lost. The majority of us, we just barely scrape by everyday, we are pretty average. People like us, well, we are stay at home moms, or hard working dads, maybe a single parent who doesn't have enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. We are people who fall into this pattern of the same old routine, accomplishing a little at a time, leaving us all wondering to ourselves, Is this it? Is this all my destiny holds for me?
Your destiny, purpose, the meaning of your life, it may not influence 1000 people at time, but that you still can make a difference that matters. Most of the time, for me, it's not my idols that give me the warm loving feelings that I always take around with me, those feelings come from my mom, my husband, my close friends and family. They influence me the most and they seem to be just as ordinary as me. They are more special to me than any celebrity ever could be. This is where the light inside them comes into play...
I believe God made us so that we can be a light to others. All it takes is a small flicker to start a whole fire. That's how our faith spreads throughout the world. The way you feel and show that to others, that's the light inside you. Many times when the people around you see it, they then can feel it, and so it spreads.
Prayer For Today
I pray today that you will use me to be a light unto others. I pray you open my heart and eyes to the amazing life I have right in front of me. I believe my future is bright and that all your ways are right. I hope people feel the love you have for me and I have for you, in their hearts too.
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen