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Friday Feature ~ Flicker

For today’s feature, I decided to revisit one of my poems that I posted not long after starting my blog.  Originally written several years ago, the premise is for our self-life to diminish, or flicker, and allow Christ to shine instead.

We tend to want center stage, and feel rather insignificant if our efforts for God go unnoticed.  However, the moment we reach the end of ourselves is the very place He wants.  It is where the light of Christ can shine brightly through us for others to see.

I hope you enjoy this Friday of looking back to an old poem called:

Flicker

I captured this shot to show the candle just blown out, with not a flicker of the self-life left

I captured this shot to show the candle just blown out, with not a flicker of the self-life left

My life feels like a flicker,
But what I really want to be
Is a bright, shining star
Shining bright for all to see.

Feeling tired and getting weaker,
And rather insignificant.
To do more for You, I long;
And to gain more strength is what I want.

I love the vertical stream of smoke ~ I picture the surrendering of self, thereby allowing God to infuse us from on high with His light

I love the vertical stream of smoke ~ I picture the surrendering of self, thereby allowing God to infuse us from on high with His light

But what I consider flicker,
Your eyes see so much differently.
It’s exactly what You want,
And have waited for patiently.

For when my self-life grows dim,
You can finally shine Your light.
Morning Star, all then will see
Your brilliant flame through my life.

Candle dark“He must become greater and greater,
and I must become less and less.
John 3:30
NLT

Photos and poem by Sue Nash/2013