I was very sick and couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. It was mononucleosis.
While I spent my days (and nights) in bed, a song I learned as a child kept playing in my head. I hadn’t thought of it in years. Maybe you know it. It goes like this – “This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine… Hide it under a bushel? NO! I’m gonna let it shine!”
God had my attention. But what did it mean?
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel … Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 KJV
That’s when it hit me! “I’m a closet Christian!” My light is hidden under a bushel!” All the wonderful things God has done in my life were meant to bring glory to God.
I was convicted in my spirit for being silent, a Christian who kept her light “under a bushel.”
Feeling convicted about my mostly private relationship with the Lord, the idea to write a blog crept into my mind. I had heard of blogging, but I knew nothing about it and had never thought about reading one, much less writing one.
Before long, I was convinced. The Lord was giving me a compelling desire to write about my Christian journey.
Determined to end my silence, I proclaim the name of Jesus. I write to encourage real Christian women who have real-life problems, women who (like me) are far from perfect. I want to proclaim the Lord’s love, faithfulness, and mercy to all who will listen.
I blog, to share the unfathomable love and mercy God has showered on me, a sinner, undeserving, and saved by grace.
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-18