Light it up!
School has officially begun for the Rosty Fam, and we couldn’t be more excited!
But I will admit, I did a lot of freaking out on the way here. Nerves about long school days, anxiety about doing the wrong thing, and fears about safety and health threatened to topple this mama.
Thankfully, God did not leave me there.
As we marched into the first week of school, random events kept reminding me about Light. One of my friends prayed her kids would shine bright for Jesus. Another posted on Facebook about living in the light. In the car ride to school, my kids asked for the “Light of the World” song from VBS. My Bible reading brought me back to “light,” over and over again.
As I focused on the light, Jesus graciously traded all my worries for joyous expectation for all He is about to do this year!
So I have declared it to be our anthem for the 2019-2020 school year: Light It Up!
Instead of wringing my hands with anxiety or running to the nearest fortress to get away from it all, I want to help my kids navigate darkness by making much of the Light.
Because every day, we will face the darkness of the world around us, including the darkness in our own hearts. But Jesus said “I am the light of the World!”
If we believe that’s true let’s celebrate it!
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”John 8:12
So, are you tired of drama? Light it up with kindness!
Sensing some inner negativity? Light it up with truth about your identity in Christ!
See some bullying? Light it up by saying something!
Notice a lonely peer? Light it up with a genuine invitation.
Drifting toward temptation? Light it up with accountability!
Homework endless? Light it up with self-discipline and a motivating playlist!
Know someone hopeless? Light it up by sharing about the hope you found in Jesus.
We (and our kids!) are more than conquerors in Christ… let’s shine God’s light in this year!
PS: Do you have a theme or anthem for your school year? Share the ideas in the comments below! Let’s spark intentionality in our parenting together!