”His light is blinding and lights up the entire world. His light cannot be hidden, and darkness is no more. His light is comforting to all those who welcome it, and His light is a source of love and continuous comfort in which we can feel protected and loved forever more…”
God Offers the only real life there is. When we begin to walk in the Spirit, we undergo an amazing transformation. Things begin to look differently than prior to our walk with Him, and our priorities and perspective is forever changed.
The ability to work through situations when life gets tough is totally different with God. His light from within offers continuous companionship, and we are able to face adversity with ease. His ways, wisdom and light will provide all that we need in the most dire of circumstances. The issues aren’t so suffocating with Christ, we are able to breathe with His help. He guides, instructs and makes us able to withstand the fires and come through it unscathed.
“When I re member You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.” Psalm 63:6
If God brings something to your attention at bedtime, don’t ignore it. It is wise to pursue it, and seek God’s face asking what it is that He wants us to do. Walking in the Spirit is first to obey the initial promptings/urges of the Spirit. He will do the rest if we comply with the impulse or sensation we feel from the Spirit. And, of course, wait for an affirmation from the Lord your God. He will always bring forth another confirmation.
“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5
We need to wait patiently, and listen for God and His voice. In prayer, sometimes we need to stop talking and just listen for Him. His voice can be very small. It can come in the form of a whisper, as gentle as a breeze. Or it can resonate from within to without of your very soul.
But, like prayer it’s a very personal and intimate relationship waiting on God. It’s certainly not for “show.” “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6 As Jesus Himself instruted us, go in private and be connected to Him alone.
“All things come alike to all: One event happens to the righteous and the wicked; to the good, the clean, and the unclean…” Ecclesiastes 9:2 To really understand God we need to focus on His word as we meditate. The promises of God are clear to some, and fuzzy to others. But, the mainstay of it all is this –Sometimes the wicked prosper for awhile. And, sometimes the righteous do suffer…for awhile. But, the Father assures us with His promises, and His word that ALL accounts get balanced in eternity.
A wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment…” Ecclesiastes 8:5
The wisest man or woman will seek God’s will, and often that has to do with timing and method, about the when and the how. God will move heaven and earth to show us His will if, and when we seek Him earnestly and wholeheartedly. Only then will He maneuver all things for our purpose, to offer a glimpse into His incredible plan while showing us his abundant mercy and consuming love.
We can all achieve peace as we walk in His light and the Spirit. You can reach God right now. Ask Him to give you solace…and find yourself wrapped in the incredible powerful love that will not let you go. That is the Comforter, that is His gift to us. His love, His assurance, His promises.
“O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” Jeremiah 10:23 God made us to depend upon Him for all things. To look toward His face for guidance and direction and counsel. We commit ourselves to Him not merely for salvation, but for what we need and where we are going every single moment and step of our life. To d0 things on our own accord is like saying we are capable of doing it without Him. He is the strength behind our weakness and the weakness that makes us strong. He is the power and rock, and our tower of refuge. He is the “go to” for every single aspect of our daily life, in all we do and say. In all we feel and need. In all we are…in all we aspire.
God made us for His own pleasure– “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” Revelation 4:11
We are His and His alone. He is the Creator of the Universe and of all things. We can build a road and have the knowledge to do so…but who is the supplier of the tools needed to in fact build the road? We can ride an automobile, but we need the keys to start the engine. God is the key to ALL things in our life.
He is the fountain of life. He moves upon the face of this earth and His Spirit lives within those that believe. He is our breath…His hands move upon our lives in a regiment fashion. His goal and promises are indelible, impregnable, and undeniable.
Life, sustenance and never being thirsty again…how beautiful is that? How wonderful is that? How incredible is that?
I love you Jesus…and I thank the Lord my God for You every day of my life. For without You, there is no life~
His fountain of life, love & light…truly a blessing and a gift. Amen~
pic courtesy of Scott Birge~