2 Samuel 22:29 – You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.

I love to decorate.  I have my dining room and kitchen tables set all the time and decorated with different themes.  I don’t have the best china and silverware.  Fun dishes from WalMart, Target and Big Lots work for my themes.  I love reading HGTV magazine and looking at Pinterest® for decorating ideas.  My husband always knows when I’ve been diving into the decorating shows or books when he comes home to a mess and a smiling face saying, “honey what do you think about this idea?”  hahahha

I love lamps, too.  Not just any lamp – but really cool, unique, “turn-your-head” lamps with unique shapes or shades.  Something that can make a room POP!  But as I was looking at some cool lamps and lamp shades recently, I was reminded that although the outside of these lamps are all different and fun, they all provide the same thing I need for that room……LIGHT.  No matter what shape or color of lamp I purchase, the result will be the same when I turn it on – a light to help guide me through the room in the darkness.

As Christians, we need to be portraying the light of Jesus.  We are all made differently – different shapes, different sizes, different colors, different styles but yet we all should give people we come in contact with the same thing – the light of Jesus.  We should be glowing as we go through life with SOMETHING that makes us stand out from this world.

2 Samuel 22:29 tells us that the Lord is our lamp and turns our darkness into light.  We have to believe in Him and turn to Him to get us through the dark times.  Then when we have Him in our lives, we are able to shine that light to others we come in contact with.

Look around your house, find a lamp, turn it on and reflect on it’s glow.  Then be inspired by that glow and light up your world today……….And maybe do a little extra decorating as well!!