Clothed with Grace: Start a Fire

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Start a Fire

  The song "Start a Fire" has been playing in my head constantly. Take a look at the video below:


Here are the lyrics for you to take a look at:

"This world can be cold and bitter
Feels like we're in the dead of winter
Waiting on something better
But am I really gonna hide forever?

Over and over again
I hear Your voice in my head
Let Your light shine, let Your light shine for all to see

Start a fire in my soul
Fan the flame and make it grow
So there's no doubt or denying
Let it burn so brightly
That everyone around can see
That it's You, that it's You that we need
Start a fire in me

You only need a spark to start a whole blaze
It only takes a little faith
Let it start right here in this city
So these old walls will never be the same

Over and over again
I hear Your voice in my head
They need to know
I need to go
Spirit won't you fall on my heart now


You are the fire You are the flame
You are the light on the darkest day
We have the hope we bear Your name
We carry the news that
You have come to save
Only You can save"

If feel like there is a lot of power in these lyrics and it reminds me of Mathew 28: 19-20, which states: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

As a Christian, it's my job to share who God is with everyone....yes everyone.  This thought can be pretty scary, especially with the people who are closest to me. There's the fear of rejection, offending, seeming pushy; all of these can cause me to keep my mouth closed, when instead it should be open and sharing God's truth.

But 2 Timothy 1:7 says "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." God is on my side, and yours, that should be enough to help us "start a fire in our souls" What's to keep us from sharing the good news of Jesus and his death on the cross. I want those I love with me in heaven, what if God uses my words to help get them there?  

I think it's important to consider that sharing God's love and truth doesn't mean we need to stand on a soapbox handing out  "Jesus Saves" fliers, we can show God's love and truth through being kind to others, being patient (even when it's tough), and through being a friends to someone others have pushed aside. After all, that's what Jesus did.

I really want to be working to "let my light shine" and I hope this inspires those of you who are Christians too.

This sweater from thredUP (use link for $10 off) has turned out to be one of my most versatile pieces this season.  I decided to pair it here with my navy vest and plaid scarf.  I wore this over Christmas break, but I'm sure it'll be on repeat.  Easy + cozy = winning look.

Sweater: Ann Taylor similar
Vest: Sear same 
Scarf: JCP similar
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Wanted similar 

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  1. I really needed this today! Thank you so much! I love you in blue! Great color for you! Blessings! Susan

  2. Lovely message! Such a super cute look on you & love your sparkly booties!

  3. That sweater was definitely a winning purchase! I really like your vest and plaid scarf together!

  4. What an inspirational message! Thank you! Those booties are fabulous with the sparkles! Love this layered look!

    Doused In Pink

  5. cool boots dear, and very nice post

  6. Those booties are right up my alley!

  7. lovely post, those shiny boots are amazeballs.

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  8. What a steal for that sweater! I know I've seen (and loved) at least one other outfit where you were wearing that sweater.

  9. I just want to thank you for your open heart in sharing about Jesus and His love. It's so refreshing to read truth on the internet! And BONUS, be inspired by your cute outfits too!

  10. I really love your inspirational messages. Thank you for sharing. Love your outfit too - I may copy it tomorrow!

  11. The song lyrics remind me of one of my faves: "Set a Fire" and its wonderful lyrics. I'm so scared of evangelizing and I usually keep quiet accordingly but I know that is not honoring God and not what I'm supposed to do. Great vest-I think that's the one I have too :)

  12. I had never heard this song but thanks for sharing. I super love this chic, casual outfit too. Great scarf and vest. I want your vest collection, Ginny.