I’ll start this post out with Isaiah 60 – Arise, Shine, for your Light has come! We are coming up on Thanksgiving and then, Hanukkah and Christmas. It is indeed a season of lights! The Lord has been putting this scripture on my heart for some time now and I sense that this is the season!
The Lord tells us that His glory shines from us. Now if we will admit it, sometimes we just don’t feel this way. We may have experienced loss or a great hurt in our lives and certainly don’t feel as if we are “shining”. We may smile and go through the motions of life, but maybe as just a shell of who we once were. We’ve all been there at one time or another in our lives. We may have even become afraid of opening up our hearts again – so we just open them a little bit, so as not to expose it all.
We try to get our joy back, but it can only come when we allow the Lord to heal us. There’s nothing we can do. All the self-help books and the conferences won’t do it. Oh, they may pump us up for a short while, but it’s nothing lasting. The deeper the wound, the deeper we have to allow the Lord to go into our heart to heal it.
Isaiah speaks of darkness covering the earth and gross darkness the people – BUT – and here’s the good news – the Lord shall arise upon you and His glory will be seen upon you. He wants us to turn off the gloom and turn on the light.
The only way to get rid of the darkness is to turn on the light switch. To do this requires us to keep your eyes on the Lord and to depend on Him to provide, heal and protect you. He is always there for us – all we have to do is call upon Him. I wrote an article for Inner Voice Magazine titled “Just Whistle” I mention an old song in it from a movie that always made me feel happy. (You can find the link to it at the end of this blog.) Praise is one way to turn the darkness to light.
Most of all, if we keep the Lord in focus, keep His face in front of us, we find that His Presence is really – the Light Switch!
Have a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas!
To find my articles on Inner Voice Magazine, go to www.innervoicemag.com and click on OUR VOICE at the top. Then scroll down the 3 pages to find my titles which are: The Fragrance of Fall, The Sparkle and Sound of Crystal, Do-Overs, Listen to His Heartbeat, God’s Love Notes, End of Your Rope, and Just Whistle on page three.