My wife and I are new fans of the show The Voice. We have our favorites and watch religiously, each week, to see who moves on.
My favorite is Adam Wakefield. Recently he performed Soulshine and there was a part of the song that really stood out to me:
He used to say soulshine,
It's better than sunshine,
It's better than moonshine,
Darn sure better than rain.
Hey now people don't mind,
We all get this way sometime,
Got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.
Soulshine (letting people see the Holy Spirit in us) it's better than sunshine. Interesting concept, right? We all know the feeling of stepping out of the front door and the first rays of sunshine hit us and we instantly feel warmth fill us.
But what happens when we step out and the clouds are blocking our sunshine aka hiding our soulshine? When we don't let our soul shine, we miss out on opportunities to let people see God in us. We miss out on opportunities to share His love, grace, and compassion.
“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way. We’re not keeping secrets; we’re telling them. We’re not hiding things; we’re bringing everything out into the open..."
In Richard Stearn's online Bible study: Living For The Kingdom, Meg Sattler speaks of letting our soul shine:
But we are not competing for God's love; we are His children. So we share this love with our neighbors. Through this outward display of our inner gratitude (soulshine), others get to experience the compassion of our God.
Don't let the clouds of this world block your soulshine. Break through the clouds and shine, His glory, on others.
Thanks and God Bless!