Saturday, January 9, 2010

"Shine the Light" in the NEW YEAR!

"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."
Matthew 5:16
This verse is the mission statement and vision for That Girl Marketing, LLC, a market consulting/ marketplace ministry passionate about building God's kingdom by helping others shine their light. The way I see it we are the body of Christ and as That Girl is used to help others discover and develop their God-given gifts and talents --we build each other up so together, can become radiant, scatter the darkness of this world and bring HIM glory.

One day while I was cleaning our house I turned on WATC-TV 57 to watch Babbie Mason's show, Babbie's House. The singer/songwriter/musician always opens her show with a song and this day she was singing "Shine the Light" and it was my first time hearing it. I stopped what I was doing and sat down in the family room to watch and listen to her anointed, silky voice sing the words that were/are very dear to my heart! Yes, my eyes teared up a little cuz this message is a calling on my life!

(I took this photo at the Atlanta New Year's Eve 2010 Concert @ First Baptist Woodstock. Babbie's at the piano in this picture, and is standing on stage in the picture below.)

After I heard Babbie sing "Shine the Light" on her show I went to my computer to find the song and the lyrics. I found out later that Babbie co-wrote the song and she has given me permission to print the lyrics:
"Shine the Light"
copyright Babbie Mason

"In the parking lot of a coffee shop
Just the other day
She smiled and she said, "Well, I'm doin' okay"
But I felt her pain
I took her hand in mine
Said, "It's gonna work out fine"
But as she turned I wondered
Did I just hand her a line

What she needed most was a word of hope
And a prayer or two
A little more time and a timely word
could have pulled her through
So I think of her
And I wonder too
Is anybody hurting
And sitting next to you?

Shine the light, share the faith
Show the world that Jesus is the answer
That Jesus is the way
Together we can make a difference
Be a beacon in the dark of night
Share your faith
Hold it high
Shine the light

Anywhere you go, any country road
Or city street
Any lonely life, a hurting heart
Somebody in need
They all ask one thing
Where is love and truth
But if you know Jesus
Then you know what to do

Shine the light, share the faith
Show the world that Jesus is the answer
That Jesus is the way
Together we can make a difference
Be a beacon in the dark of night
Share y0ur faith
Hold it high
Shine the light

Let your light so shine
So everybody will see Jesus
Let your light so shine
To glorify your Father in Heaven
Shine the light, Share your faith
Show the world that Jesus is answer
That Jesus is the way
Together we can make a difference
Be a beacon in the dark of night
Share your faith
Hold it high
Shine the light"

Babbie Mason is a wonderful example of someone who shines the light.....she's using her gifts and talents to glorify our Father in Heaven and she's very gracious about it, too. I went with a dear friend who is also a That Girl Marketing client, who was going to be a guest on Babbie's House. We had a few minutes to speak to Babbie and I shared with her that I play "Shine the Light" on my computer while I'm writing and that I've been deeply moved by the music and the lyrics. She has another song on her "All the Best" CD called "It's Good to Be Alive" and I really do play them over and over as I write!

Babbie's response to me was, "Wow!" Then she said, "I'm going to sing that song for you today!" And she did. Whew. Yep, I was crying and praising God.

I pray that as you discover your God-given talents you'll prayerfully work at developing them -- because God has given everyone gifts to be used for His glory.

To view Babbie's music, concert schedules, and CDs contact: http://www.babbie.com/ or e-mail her @ babbie@babbie.com.

With love & blessings, Polly