It’s Your turn to shine- Isaiah 60:1-3 (old post)

(Isaiah 60:1-3) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. {2} For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. {3} The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. Just yesterday I was walking in the frozen food section in my local Target and as I was approaching each section a light would come on an begin to shine, it was obvious that the lights detected my movement. It was a motion light. We all have seen homes and outside areas that light up when we come into its presence. The “motion sensing” on most lights is a system that can detect energy given off by our bodies. They can detect what we give off, they detect what is coming from us. We all give off a certain type of energy and light, but what type of effect do we have on our environment and the people we come in contact with. What happens to them when we come into their presence. Do we light up their situation? Do we change the atmosphere of the environment or does it remain the same? When we approach dark, gloomy, and dim situations we should be the ones that light the place up by our mere presence and energy that we give off. The light shined in the grocery store because of my presence, not the absence of energy. I challenge all of us this day!! What kind of light are we causing to go off? -bInSpired

Leave the LIGHT On!!

Motel 6 is infamous for their catchy slogan, “We’ll leave the light on for you!” What that means is really not the purpose of this post. I just like the idea of the “LIGHT” always being on! Which means, at any time I decide to stop by a Motel 6 after dark, the light should and better be on.

I’ll be honest, Motel 6 is not my hotel of choice. I don’t remember the last time I stayed in one, desired to stay in one, or considered staying in one. However, after thinking about their slogan/tag line, I’ve realized that the Motel 6 ideology actually lines up with my theology. LOL, that rhymed, and who said rapping was hard.

Moving on….when I read my Bible, Matthew 5:16 encourages us to “Leave the LIGHT ON!” It says, “In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” 

So this is my appeal to you, whether your a Christian, Muslim, Buddhists, Atheist, or belong to the Church of Scientology, we ALL have a LIGHT to shine. To quote Mos Def, “Umi says, shine your light on the world.” The world can truly benefit from your LIGHT! Heck, your LIGHT, could spark my LIGHT. Your LIGHT could help and heal someone. Your LIGHT could inspire someone! Your LIGHT could give hope to someone. Your LIGHT matters!

So, if your a social worker, engineer, preacher, writer, janitor, speaker, president, teacher, student, mother, father, son, daughter, blogger, publicist, athlete, lawyer, doctor, bus driver, truck driver, singer, dancer, maid, chef, poet, nurse, steel worker, coal miner, or

African American, African, Caucasian, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, or

Delta, AKA, Omega, Alpha, Kappa, Sigma, Iota, or

Republican, Democratic, Independent, or

Upper, Middle, Lower, No class, or

just YOU……Do us all a favor and


P.S. Shine Baby Shine!