ripplesAs kids are heading back to school and routine takes over I am reminded of the importance of praying over my kids each day before they leave the house. And in that prayer to remind them that every action and reaction in their lives should bring glory to God.

We don’t always know how our actions will end up drawing another person closer to God. The last ripple from the small stone does not always know the first ripple.



Matthew 5:16

16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Let your light shine is a prayer we say over our kids each day. Matthew tells us that our good deeds should shine for all to see, not to be prideful, or to shine a spotlight on you or your kids but to bring praise to God!

We live in a society where we get awards for showing up, where you get praised just for being in attendance. Our society is all about shining a spot light on themselves to bring glory to you and me. The Bible however says that everything that we do, everything that we say, and in every way we act, we should be doing it to bring glory to God.

As parents this can be so hard. We want to brag about our kids, we want to make them feel like #1. But it is a fine line we have to learn to walk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with telling our kids they did a great job. But in doing so we have to also remember that we need to put God first. We need to remind them that in everything they do win or lose they should shine their light bright for God.

The best way for our kids to learn that is by witnessing it. By seeing us as their parents shining our light bright for God. That the words that we use, the actions that we do, and how we handle situations will be guide to our kids on how they will navigate life.

And boy can that be a hard act to do at times. The more we do it, the more we give all glory to God the easier it will become. We can be amazing examples to our kids to show them how to live a bright and fruitful life for Christ.


God please let me shine my light bright to bring glory to your name. Help me to show my kids that You are number one in our lives and it is not about being prideful. Let each day and each moment bring glory to You, so that those around me see You in all that I do.

So shine bright for God. Let those around you see Jesus in all that you do.

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