Ignite The Flame {Three Word Wednesday}

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Ignite The Flame {Three Word Wednesday}

By Barbie   /     Apr 09, 2014  /     Faith  /  

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We had a guest speaker come to church a couple of weeks ago.  He was sharing about how we, each one of us, is a light.  It doesn’t matter if we feel like it or not, we have light to bring to a lost, dying and hurting world.

I haven’t felt much like a light lately.  And I’ve questioned my ability to actually make a difference with what it is I feel the Lord has called me to do.  I find myself chasing dreams, and that isn’t a bad thing, but in the chasing of the dreams, and thinking too far ahead on a journey that I am still walking out, I’ve lost sight of the here and now.

What is it that God has called me to do, right here, right now?

That question, it plaques my mind.  I want to be a light, shining brightly, to reflect His glory to those around me.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
(Matthew 5:14 ESV)

Yet there is a part of me that has shrunk back into the comfortableness of not being seen.  And my flame?  It seems more like a flicker these days and I wonder if I am any closer to fulfilling this earthly calling.  The light has become dim.  The fire that once burned bright in my heart is but an ember and I strive to find the flame again, the one that would draw others to Him.

But then He reminds me,

“Be present here.  Be present now.  How will you share my glory in this moment?”

You see, sometimes when we are so busy chasing dreams, pursuing our own goals, even when we know that God goes before us, we can so easily become distracted and our vision can become cloudy.

God has called me to be a light.  He has called me to be a light not only to those who stop by this space, to read His words and receive His grace, but He has called me to be a light in this present moment, to those around me.

How will I shine His light for my children to see today?
How will I bring His light to my husband today?
How will I reflect His glory in the marketplace today?

Even though in this present season I have been devoid of words, and my thoughts are all a jumbled mess and I miss my blogging community,  I know that He has called me to be a light. The questions is, 

I must be obedient, to give what light I have, even if it’s just a flicker at times.  I must continually rely on Him to blow on the embers of my heart, to ignite that flame of writing passion once again. But in the meantime, I must remain willing to bring His light in whatever way, shape or form that looks like. I don’t want to miss opportunities to bless in the here and now.

Here I am Lord.  Come and take this flicker of light and blow upon it.  Ignite a flame inside my heart that burns so bright Lord, that those who see it see you in it.  May your glory be reflected in ALL that I do.

How are you bringing the light of Christ to those around you today?

I am so excited to be linking up with my beautiful friend Beth for Three Word Wednesday!  It’s been a long time.

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About Barbie

I am wife and mom to four beautiful children. I have been marked by the love of a relentless God who never stops pursuing me. My desire is to encourage you on your own journey, giving you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace along the way.

4 Comments

  1. Cynthia Says: April 10, 2014 8:31 am

    Great post! I always “try” to look outside of myself and be a light to others, even when I’m not feeling it. And, you know what? Every single time, that little flicker becomes a blazing flame. We just havve to take the first step and He does the rest! Thank you, for this inspiring post!
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  2. satin Says: April 10, 2014 8:52 am

    Love this post, Barbie! These are the words that flew off the screen and into my heart:
    “I must be obedient, to give what light I have, even if it’s just a flicker at times. I must continually rely on Him to blow on the embers of my heart, to ignite that flame of writing passion once again. But in the meantime, I must remain willing to bring His light in whatever way, shape or form that looks like. I don’t want to miss opportunities to bless in the here and now.”

    Thank you for sharing! ♥
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  3. Lyli @3-D Lessons for Life Says: April 11, 2014 2:14 pm

    Beautifully said, Barbie! I am so thankful that He is Light in all my dark places. This verse from Psalms 18 gives me hope on dark days: “You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”

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  4. Beth Says: April 15, 2014 1:51 pm

    I’m so sorry it took me so long to get by. I feel like I’m saying that often these days. Your words, as always, really speak to me. I’ve been really thinking about how writing/blogging can take me away from being a light to those around me. I get so wrapped up in all that comes with it. My Bible study leader asked me recently about dicipleship and to consider who I could possible diciple. It really hit me as to those I know are struggling but I do nothing to reach out. I’m so unsure where God is calling me. In the meantime, I keep trusting that He has a plan and I learning to focus on the moment right before me. Love you, friend.
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