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SHINE LIKE A STAR
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08/23/13
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I met a nine-year old girl named Celine. I was asked to teach her because her Writing teacher was on leave. She told me about her dream.

She said, ďI want to become an engineer. I will make a very, very tall building because I want to reach the stars.Ē I said, You canít reach the stars. They are very, very far.Ē She said, ďI will make a very, very tall building that can reach the sky so that I can touch the stars. I want to become a twinkling star.Ē

With my head knowledge, I reasoned out with the kid and told her the impossibility of her dream. I failed to check with my spirit. I did not see the opportunity to bless and encourage her by planting a seed that would build that dream in her heart.

Do you know what Iím talking about? The child is a star. She is a star in the sight of the Lord. He looks at her and says, ďThis girl is my star. She will shine and her light will be very bright.Ē

Iím a star too. Iím His star. Iím shining and my light is getting brighter and brighter. Iím shining for God. Iím shining for His glory and nothing can stop me.

Are you a star? Now is the time to believe that you are. Youíre a star just like that kid, just like me. Ready to shine for God, ready to shine for His glory. Make Jesus the Lord of your life. Acknowledge that He is your light. Apart from Him, youíre in the dark. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead.

ďJesus, I believe you suffered, died and rose from the dead.
You laid down your life for me so I lay down my life for you.
From now on, Youíre my Lord, my light and my life.
Iím your star. Use me to shine for your glory.Ē

Shine for God. Shine for His glory. You donít have to be a movie star. You donít have to be popular. Youíre a star. God calls you the light of this world. Youíre the light that shines in the darkness. Shine your light before men that they may see it and glorify your Father in heaven. Let your light be a guide to the blind and those in darkness.

Shine! This is your time. This is your season. Shine the light that is in you. Donít let anyone stop you. Shine like a star. Thatís who you are.

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