You’ve met those people… the people who just sparkle. They shine so bright it literally hurts your eyes. There is something about them that is magical. You watch them serve at church with you, you see them love endlessly, you listen to them preach on stage, they lead you in worship with their musical gifts, they worship God with everything they have, they have something that makes you want to be near them, hoping that maybe some of that magic will rub off on you. You totally know who I’m talking about, right?

What makes them more magical than someone else? I mean really, and why are we so attracted to it?

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18

I’ve noticed the people who sparkle so bright are completely on fire for Christ that it’s blinding. They have this “magic” that pulls you into their world and makes you ask the question “Where can I get some of that?!”. They live a life so sold out to their Savior that they literally have MAGIC. You are drawn to them, you are inspired by them, but we typically assume that they were just made that way and that we couldn’t possibly have that kind of magic ourselves.

I want you to STOP thinking that right now.

We are all created with that magic inside us. It is when we allow Christ to shine through us that we shine brighter than the sun. It is when we die to ourselves and live only for Christ that we can sparkle and show the world who Jesus really is. I want to push you today, to stop wishing you were like those people, stop thinking “God just made them magical, and not me.” It’s time to allow Christ to shine through you. It’s time to bring the magic, because when your light shines others will be drawn to Christ.

Get out there and SHINE! 

Shine Bright