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A Man Said That I Shine

In a conversation this afternoon, a man told me he knew I was a Christian because when I came to the door to let him in he saw a light over me. He said you Shine..I never heard of such a thing. What does that mean? I felt very blessed by his words.

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 ---Karla on 8/9/05
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That is a new one on me. Only way I know you can tell a true Christian, is by their actions. Never heard of anyone shining before. It could have been the way you were smiling. I have heard of that, which is nice to see, meaning someone is really happy and relaxed.
---geraa7578 on 1/29/08

I agree with you.
I walk around miserable because i have sinned a lot recently. It's nice to meet Christians with light. At the end of the day miserable sinners as we be sometimes / often - God's forgiveness is great.
I'm in a rut at the moment. I blame no-one but me. But i need some help to get out. Please pray for me. Thanks.
---Ed on 4/10/07

i'm really excited to hear that!that means the Word of God is concrete.Isaiah49/6 is a daily reality: anywhere, anyhow, anytime, we are brightening because as christian we are new creation ,born of God who is the Father of Lights! our spiritual identity is manifested physically!we don't even have to force ourselves!who we are is evident! the contrary is also true.we are daily reflecting Christ Image!i thank our Father for revealing your real nature as partaker of God divine nature!let's keep on shining!
---fira3986 on 4/1/07

I was told on 2 occasions that I had a light glowing around me and the person I was praying for.
Oddly enough I wasn't surprised. I felt warm and could feel the Holy Spirit working. No glory to me, all the Lord's doing, praise His name.
---NVBarbara on 8/14/05

The people saw Moses' "face was radiant" when he returned from the Lord's presence (Exodus 34:30-35). To this day, if we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, it is not uncommon for us to "shine" or have a light over us. Some people can discern this in us even tho' we may be unaware of it ourselves. This is just another beautiful way the Lord graces our lives when we choose to follow Him. It comes from the "Father of lights" (James 1:17).
---Elsie on 8/11/05

Karla, you ARE very loved by God! And by your brothers and sisters in Christ!

Rom 8:37-39:
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God bless you! :)
---Jeffrey on 8/11/05

I'm sure that God could have been using this for both purposes. To show the man that you were a Christian and to give you the assurance that He (God) was there and real at a time when you needed to know that.
---F.F. on 8/11/05

Karla, maybe this man was an angel sent by God to help you. Maybe it wasn't who knows. We need to let God shine through us so others can see the light. My family had a picture taken and me, 2 sisters and parents had a light around us, but my other sister and brother had darkness around them. we are saved, they're not. Keep the light shining for all to see. Remember Jesus is the lighthouse.
---Rebecca_D on 8/10/05

Jeffery I dont agree with what you said..I am in a very bad and hard time right now.I know God sent that particular man to me to uplift me and for him to minister to me.That is what he did and I praise GOd for it. I desperately needed to be ministered to at this time. The shine thing really caught my attention and made me feel very loved by God
---Karla on 8/10/05

Jeffrey, Where is your proof on this subject?
---Don on 8/10/05

a truckdriver once said,"you and your husband are Christians,aren't you?" I asked how he knew.He said "yall just shine!" I did take the opportunity to witness to him over a Mexican dinner.
---lovable_linda on 8/10/05

Karla, that was for the man, not you. He saw it; you didn't. It wasn't a compliment to you or a feather in your spiritual cap, so to speak. It was a vision from God to him, telling him to listen to you because you were able to meet the need he had at the moment! I hope you took the opportunity to find out what he needed and meet that need with the Word of God.

You have a unique position in the body of Christ that no one else can fill! Never pass up an opportunity to carry out your ministry!
---Jeffrey on 8/10/05

I once spoke to someone who was saved out of satanism and asked him how he targeted his christian victims with curses and the like. He said it was easy - christians who were strong in God had a light around them and he could see that, but he would leave them alone, and target the "christians" with no light around them, easier targets!
---Maxine on 8/9/05

karla, do you remember the little song: "This little Light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let shine, let it shine"
Jesus in you Shines!! And check out Philipians will be
'de-Lighted'. Bless you! mary8387
---Mary_D on 8/9/05

exactly what he said.
---Eloy on 8/9/05

sister Karla, there is many Christians walking around angry and always negative, blaming the world for something. I sure don't know why. I would think that we would all be so joyful even in trouble times. You can just see the Lord working in their lives and you must be one of them. Praise God that people can see that in you. I met a sister once that showed the beautiful light no matter where she was at. It was beautiful. Karla, always give the glory to God for He is awesome
---lupe2618 on 8/9/05

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You have seen or met a person who really stood out. They lighten any group they join especially as a Christian. You are one. Not all of us shine but all of us reflect our faith, family, and country of origin by our thoughts,dress, words, and actions. "Some people brighten a room by entering while others brighten it as they leave.". You have had a high compliment. Let no one take that shine away.
---chuck on 8/9/05

Karla,I was in a darkened hospital room praying for a man with inoperable cancer,his wife looked up and said she saw a halo of light around my head as I prayed.Of course the source was the power and anointing of God which was upon me as I prayed to God.Two days later the doctors said they could operate and the man recovered to live several years more.That was the first time I heard about the light around my head.What an Awesome God we serve!
---Darlene_1 on 8/9/05

My life and home have been full of chaos and turmoil as my kids and I struggle through a divorce. I was not smiling when I opened the door. He moved his hand above his head and said he saw this..that I it really touched me inside to know that even though I feel down and drowning in all of this mess at home, he could see God is over me.
---Karla on 8/9/05

I think it means: Your happy! Because you have peace! Some people are more sensitive to stuff like this, they can see things like this. Once I heard that everybody has an "aura" around them. Not sure if its true or not.
---sue on 8/9/05

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This is a wonderful compliment! It means that you look good because you feel good because you are at peace with the Lord, yourself and your neighbors. You are one of those sermons it is better to see than to hear!
---Pierr7958 on 8/9/05

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