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This week we get to celebrate a holiday that is full of sparkle & shine.

New Year’s Eve is hands down the glitziest day of the year.  I am not sure how this came to be, but when it involves glitter you will not find me complaining.  There is just something so beautiful about life when it has a little extra sparkle and shine.

It reminds me of passage in Matthew 5.
“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden . . . Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
I love the mental picture that this verse gives us. Personally, it challenges me to be a light by being kind to people with whom I come in contact, loving my friends and family selflessly, and doing my very best at the jobs and tasks I have before me each day.

Then, the Bible takes it a step further by showing us that the importance of being a light is not to bring attention to ourselves, but to allow other people to see Jesus. Wow! I don’t know about you, but this can sometimes be really hard for me. However, I am so thankful that the main point of this life is not to bring glory to imperfect me, but to bring glory to a Savior who came to this earth and died on a cross to save me from my sins.

So, the challenge for me and for Girl World as we head into 2015 is to not leave the glitter on New Year’s Eve, but to bring it with us into the New Year.  In a dark world, our light can shine especially bright.  The Lord is honored when we are kind, when we love selflessly, and when we aim to be excellent in everything we do.  And people notice.  It sets us apart and ultimately allows us to point others to Jesus.  I believe that we can take the sparkle in us and share it with others. sparkle

Happy New Year, Girl World.  I hope your holidays have been magical and that your New Year’s celebration is no different.  Praying for you all as we enter into 2015.The best is yet to come!

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