Bring it in to the light…

God is the Master of light and our enemy Satan is that of the dark. This light and dark exists in both the natural and the spiritual. Anything that is not brought into the light, remains in darkness. In the  darkness, Satan can use it and twist it from something that God meant for good to something that is bad. A good thing must be kept in the light for if it is hidden, it will then appear dark as the light is unable to shine. 

Friends, if there are situations where you are keeping something in the dark…it must be brought into the light. Things kept in the dark appear dark but when they are brought into the light and exposed for what they are, you can then start dealing with them instead of hiding them away. 

Mark 4:22 “For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.”

Looking for God’s Touch

For those of us that are believers, we’re all looking for God’s touch – how He’s working in our lives, how He’s there to pick up the pieces as they start falling down. So why does His touch seem to be more evident for some people than others? Why is it so clear how and when He’s working in some people’s lives and not for others? You may be waiting around wondering when and how God is going to show up for you in your life but He IS working on everything, in each one of our lives. Even when we don’t feel His presence with us, He’s there. How amazing for us that He IS always there!

God has shown up in my life in a very big way, His work in me is very evident by not only the physical transformation but also the spiritual transformation I have undergone. His plan for my life has and is starting to become clear to me but it wasn’t always that way. Although I believed in God and believed Jesus to be my Savior, I did not feel His presence in my life. It wasn’t until I reached out to Him and called on Him for His help in my life that I started to become aware of His presence and He started to become “real” to me. I understand now that He had always been there, at work in my life but it didn’t become evident to me until I put my faith and trust in Him. Sometimes it’s hard to see the sunlight through the trees, but just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that it’s not there. He IS there – He always has been and always will be. For us believers, He is the one constant that we can count on in our lives. If you don’t feel His presence in your life like you see Him have in others, there is a reason for that. He is working out every detail behind the scenes and one day in His time, it will be revealed to you. Until then…just trust. Read His word! Seek Him! Have patience and just trust. When the time is right – all the pieces will come together, the sunlight will break through and it will all become clear. Just trust.

Dear Father,

Thank you for the light you have given me so that I may be a light to others! Thank you for revealing yourself to me, for making your presence known in my life. This light that you have given me exists to glorify you and show others of your mercy and grace.

Today I pray for each of your children that you have called and who seek your face but have yet to feel your loving touch. Lord, give each of them your peace…the peace that passes all understanding. Give them a glimpse of their life to come when they are in closer relationship with you. Reveal yourself to them so that they too can glorify you. Fill them with your light so that they can also shine brightly and be a light to others. Father, help them to reach out to you. Help them to get out of their comfort zones and step out of their boxes to reach for YOU…not a specific church, not a specific “religion” but YOU.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Give it all away…

They say it’s all about who you know in life…EXACTLY!!!

There is seriously nothing better than having a real relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!! I never had any concept of what I was missing before and how much darkness I was in until He shined His light on me. It’s truly amazing what happens when you change your focus to Him!! Put all your fears on Him, hand Him all your worries and hardships – give it ALL away. He WILL change you – I am proof.

Psalm 18:28 “For it is you who light my lamp; The Lord my God lightens my darkness.”