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Asheritah Ciuciu is an author and speaker, wife to her high school sweetheart, and mama to three spunky kiddos. She grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and is passionate about helping overwhelmed women find joy in Jesus through creative and consistent time in God's Word.

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  1. As long as we don’t put our light under a bushel. Struggling with some health issues that make me cautious with commitments, afraid that I will need to back out if I am not feeling up to it that day, I have wondered if I am making a difference anywhere. But, I think my 90 year old neighbor felt loved yesterday when I invited her in for a spontaneous visit.

    I needed to hear the reminder today to be faithful with where I am right now with the energy I have.

    A memory of when our light sometimes is shining when we don’t realize it. Sometimes little kids come to me and want to cuddle or share when they do not know me. I am amazed and then realize it is probably the Jesus in me they are seeing. What is really amazing is that I don’t even need to feel all nice and wonderful of heart for them to reach out. So, sometimes he still shines in spite of us!

    • Beth, you’re so right: children often are attracted to people who shine even without realizing it. Just like they were to Jesus. Let’s let the children come to us today. And the adults, too. 🙂

  2. Thank you for the encouragement. God spoke to me through your words. I will let my let shine where I am (with family, friends and my community) and know that it is enough!

  3. This is beautiful! I feel God reinforcing through your post the same message I wrote about yesterday… ” There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” (Edith Wharton)
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. This spoke to me. I feel like a very dim cadle most days, if that. So many others seem like theyre doing so much. Knowing truth and applying it by living it out is so hard.

    • Remember dear Dawn that God looks at faithfulness, not results. That powerful truth encourages me when I feel like I do too little. Keep shining where you are!

  5. Light is so important in this dark age we live in. God desires us to shine our light of love to others to draw them near and find God’s presence. I feel that when in doubt or despair, I can go to the Word of God to find a verse or passage that lifts the darkness surrounding me. His Word will penetrate the worst scenario. It says in the Psalms, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light on my way.” Thank you for these encouraging words.

  6. I was just talking to the Lord not ten minutes ago about how I feel so inadequate to help others and be a light in the darkness for and to them. This is just what I needed to hear, see and read today. Thank you! Blessings, Marcie

    • I just love it when God works things out that way. It reassures me of His love and faithfulness when I keep hearing the same message over and over again. He is SO very patient with us. Blessings to you!

  7. This is awesome. Your light, my light is important. Some days even my best days feel like a mere night light….lol, but still bright by and for God.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Asheritah, thank you for your words. We may think our light inconsequential, but together our lives overcome darkness. Christ in us, let Him shine.

  9. thanks so much for these encouraging words! You’re absolutely right…in a world of celebrities and fanfare, little acts of kindness or mundane acts of faithfulness are not celebrated. We live in a one-upping world, a world of biggers and betters. I love how you said: “a million watt floodlight in a tiny apartment would be blinding not comforting.” Love it.

  10. Asheritah, I missed this yesterday, but I’m so glad I saw it today. Oh my soul…these words!! What a beautiful portrayal of how the Light of Christ can and has worked in so many ways. I love all you say, but especially this line, “But God does not measure our brightness by anyone else’s wattage.” What a wonderful truth. Thank you for opening your heart to let these words out. I think this is my favorite post of yours I’ve read. xoxo

  11. Love this post. These words: “God lit us up so that our light may go out.”

    More of Him…less of me.

    Thank you for sharing.

  12. Wonderful post! A reminder that God can use our “little” to accomplish “big” in a way that only He can.

  13. Thank u for your encouragement, fortunately. I thank the almighty God for his Glory that have brought his light to dispelledl darkness, I am part of that ligh.