Saturday, June 2, 2012

Reflections on the Light

Imagine walking in a place where darkness does not intimidate you.  Imagine being comfortable with not knowing what’s around the corner or not knowing what’s coming your way.  Imagine being able to boldly and fearlessly face and conquer any dark (sinful) area in your life.

David in Psalm 139:12 said in the Amplified Bible—“Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

Early this morning when I began to consider this biblical fact side by side with Genesis 1:27, I had to sit up and pay attention. We who are made in the image of God are living beneath our divine potential unless we connect and apply these two verses to our lives.  We are made in His image and He regards light and darkness as one and the same.  The darkness and the light are both alike to Him and the darkness and the light should be both alike to us.  If we begin to walk like our Father then we have an answer and a defense whenever fear shows up.  

 It makes sense then that the lamp of His Word in us dispels the darkness.  Do we believe that His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our pathway? (Psalm 119:105)  If we have a lamp and carry it wherever we go we have no reason to fear.  It is more than possible to walk by faith and not by sight (2Corinthians 5:7)---just take the lamp with you and allow the lamp or the light of God’s Word to illuminate every dark place.

So much of our divine potential is not realized because we fail to walk like we are supposed to.  Why not begin to take on the darkness, whether it is body or soul sickness within or an ungodly spirit without.  We have what it takes to be more than conquerors in this area.

When I was little, the dark was scary.  I was afraid of what was around every corner.  I could always conjure up a mental picture of something gloomy coming that would get me.   

Thanks be to God I know better now and since I pack much of the living and written Word in me, I have no reason to fear.  I simply need to tap in and allow the Holy Spirit in me to bring that Word to the surface so that I can see everything through the lens of the Word. The mental pictures change if I go with the flow of the Holy Spirit.  Thank God for the revelation light of God’s Word that lights my path.

On this day I commend you to never leave home without your lamp.  Fill up on the light of God’s Word as often as the day allows.   Read it, memorize it, listen to it, meditate on it. 
That’s it.  That’s all. 

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