Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shine bright

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I want to change the world. 
I want to make a difference. 
I want to change a life.
I want to shine for God.

Do you ever think these thoughts? Do you ever just want to spread God's love like a wildfire to the people around you? I do. I want to be a person who loves people with all of her heart. I want to encourage people, help people, and I want to shine for God. I don't want to be the "popular girl" or the "pretty girl" or the "smart girl". That's not my goal. I want to be known as the "Christian girl" the girl who is on fire for Christ. 
   Sometimes I get down, I get moody, and frankly I often tend to be gloomy, unfriendly and a little grumpy at times when things don't go exactly as I please. Don't we all do this sometimes? Sometimes we get so caught up in ourselves that we forget what's going on around us. People are dying every day and going to Hell, people are suffering inside. Peoples hearts are breaking, and all they want is for just one person to care. One person to be there, one person to talk to, one person to point them to Christ.
1 out of 15 teenagers commit or attempt suicide in America.
8 out of 10 teenagers struggle with depression
^ This makes me so sad^ 
Something is wrong. America is growing farther and farther away from God. I have a heart for other teenagers my age. So many struggle with so many things. And they are looking for a friend. We can tell them about a friend that sticketh closer then a brother- Jesus. But just telling someone something isn't enough, we need to "show" them. We need to be God's light, a beacon of hope. People watch us; our friends, our family, everyone. And they can tell if you are a true christian or not.
   Are we true Christians? Are we sharing God's light to the world?  Are we shining bright for God or are we hiding our light under a bushel?

Mat 5:14-16 -Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 

...This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine! 
hide it under a bushel?
NO!
I'm going to let it shine.
Don't let Satan blow it out,
I'm going to let it shine,
I'll let it shine till Jesus comes, I'm going to let it shine,
 let it shine, let it shine, let it shine...

Image idea: a lightbulb with my name written in it? 

My mission: I want people to shine!
 

Brittney Johnson is just your average (and crazy) teenage girl serving an extraordinary God. She loves reading amazing books, writing stories, and dreaming about someday publishing a book. She loves to blog and would be so glad if you read her posts, comment, and maybe even follow

4 comments:

  1. This... is amazing. <3 I love this post beyond words. <3 I'm proud of you, Britt; this is... I just can't express how awesome and good and amazing this is!!! God bless you. <3

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  2. Wow, this is so good. Thank you so much. I've been thinking about being a light a ton lately, and this just helped me reinforce that purpose. :)
    Christina
    idlewildcl.blogspot.com

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  3. What an awesome girl you are, Britt!

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  4. Lovely post. I am glad there are teens like you out there shining your light. Keep it up! No matter how hard the wind blows, hold it high!

    Ever heard of a guy called Chris Rice? He has this awesome song: "Go Light Your World." If you haven't heard it, look it up! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN51jQfDdDs]

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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