So, I cant help but sing the “Shiny” song, that the crab in the Moana movie sings, after reading this book. I am so ready to shine I cant hardly stand it!
Here are a few wow moments for me, from the book:
“Watch, and I’ll make far more use of your consecrated weaknesses than I will ever make of your “perfected” strengths”
“When you encounter God, the you that goes in is not the you that comes out”
“Shouldn’t there be some spiritual heft to the fact that when he chooses you, it is because he knows there is something about the uniqueness of you-and Christ in you, the hope of glory – that most uniquely suits the glow of the moment at hand?
Listen, these are just a few lines I read that I had to let soak in. It is packed full of truths like this. Shine is a book that DARES YOU TO MOVE. No matter who or where you are in life, there is a place the Lord wants to show you. A place where the gifts He has given you were meant to Shine. The Shine book gives you insight into ways you may have been deceived by the enemy and it gives you tools to move out of that deception and into the truth of Jesus Christ. Yes, Please!!
“Babe, I’m sorry if your eyes are hurting because of my shininess right now.” This is what I said to Pryor after I finished the last chapter of Shine. LOL! He laughed at me, like he always does. BUT then I opened up to him about all that I felt the Lord has been calling me to. I had to let it out. I had to bring it to light. I hadn’t before because, even in my own head, it sounded outlandish and silly. “I have something for you to do. You will talk to women about Me. You will share your testimony and you will teach them about My truth. You will write a book and it will be about the truth of their identity in Me”. Pryor looked at me and said, “If anyone can do it, it would be you, hot momma”. And there it was, out of my secret place and into action. SHIIIINYYYYYY, like the treasure of a sunken pirate wreck.
Thank you Allison for once again giving me the courage to Shine.
Friends, Jesus is telling you something too. Dare to move. Even if its’ just taking the leap of faith to speak it. Dare to Shine. Your light is waiting.
Incase you want the Shiny song stuck in your head, here’s the link…..
There is a part in the Shine book where Allison talks about how there was a season in her life where she felt she was “put on the shelf”. I find it so interesting that that in that time is when she was
“Babe, I’m sorry if your eyes hurt right now, because of my shininess.” lol. This is what I said, to my husband (Pryor), after I read that last word of Shine.