god + thoughts
god + thoughts
There are few things more unsettling than walking into a dark room and ‘feeling around’ for a light switch. Even more so, knowing the light switch is dangling on a string from the center of the ceiling and not quite knowing where it is. You feel, you probe, you wave your hand around, and finally you grasp the string---pull---& Voila! LIGHT!!!
Recently, I heard this statement resonate in my spirit: THE ENTRANCE OF YOUR WORD GIVES LIGHT. I quickly tracked it down to Psalm 119, verse 130. It goes like this:
“The entrance of Your Word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
No matter how intelligent we consider ourselves to be, if we avoid the ENTRANCE of God’s Word into our lives, into our understanding---then there is a great ‘simplicity’ (or lack of learnedness) about us. We may as well be a people who are constantly waving our hands in the air in a dark room hoping to find the ‘pull chain’ which ignites the LIGHT. God has already provided ‘the light for us. Genesis 1, verses 1 through 5 tells us:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’, and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.”
Thus, there are three powerful ‘LIGHTS’ which God has provided for us: 1. THE ‘WRITTEN’ WORD
(the Bible) 2. THE ‘REVEALED’ WORD (prophetic revelation) and 3. THE ‘LIVING WORD’---JESUS.
So, in a world filled with so much darkness, God has graciously provided for us an abundance of ‘LIGHT’. All of us were created with a symbolic ‘pull chain’ within our soul which we need to grasp in order to activate the light of salvation---Jesus---into our lives. Once we talk to God, repent of our sins, and invite Jesus in to be our personal Lord and Savior, we shall become gloriously, eternally, and amazingly LIT UP FOR GOD!
As we step into His Presence, His anointing begins to fill every crack and every crevice.
Every nuance of our lives is made whole as we step into His Presence. -RD
"Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!"
(Psalm 95:2 ESV)