Get your sparkle on

Though my kids are both away at college our home is full of constant reminders that they have lived in our home.  Small silver things that look like sequins have been popping up all over my house these last several weeks.  They are off of my daughter’s sheets and the last time she stayed here they took a major exodus from her sheets into the washer and dryer.  That has led to silver sparkles everywhere.  Anything that has been through the wash photo 1is at risk of getting what I like to call, sparkle-fied.  I have found them on my sheets, the bath mat, my clothes, my suitcase, my husband’s socks and, one day as I looked in the mirror I saw one on my cheek.  Every time I see them I feel in my heart, that God telling me to “get my sparkle on”.

Sparkle? I am pretty sure He is not telling me to go cover myself in sequins and rhinestones.  To sparkle (verb) means to shine brightly, to glitter, glisten, twinkle, and shimmer  A synonym for sparkle is: to be full of life.  As I read the definition of sparkle I began to see that to “get my sparkle on” makes a lot of sense.  I want to be “full of life” for the one who gave His life for me.  I want to sparkle, glitter, glisten twinkle, shimmer, and shine brightly the love of Christ to all those around me.

Zechariah 9:16 says; On that day the LORD their God will rescue his people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.

I don’t know what day Christ will come to rescue his people.  I can’t predict the day He will come, not even Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 9.28.06 AMChrist Himself to knows the day.  When the father is ready he will send His Son to bring His bride (all those that believe that He died for their sins and who are saved by his blood) home with him .  Like any bride we need to be preparing for the day when he returns so that we are shining and beautiful in his eyes. With that being said, we don’t need to wait until He returns to sparkle like a jewel in his crown, we need to GET OUR SPARKLE ON now!

What are you waiting for?  Sparkle the love of Christ for others to see before it is too late!

Dedicated to my daughter who sparkles brightly for Christ.  Today she is having shoulder surgery so please keep her in your prayers.  Thanks and blessings, The midlife domestic goddess. 

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