As I began my walk yesterday morning, the sun was rising quietly behind a blanket of dark clouds. The grey-covered sunrise, brought shadowed light to the town I live. It was morning indeed, but it was a dark morning. But, as I climbed the stile leading into the field by my home, the sun's strength suddenly burst forth in radiant splendor. Blasting through an opening in the sky it shown with dazzling beauty over the fields and my town. There was an instant, spectacular glow that is hard to describe with words.
From darkness to light in one instant!
When I saw it, all that came to my mind was, "Oh, Lord, what light can do!!" The grass was a prettier green color than I remember ever seeing it! Every field marked out by hedge rows was lit and on display. I could see everything for miles. Gold and orange light transformed the morning in an instant.
In that moment, I worshiped my God and asked Him to display His light in me with such brilliance
And, then... as quickly as it came... it was gone. It was just a moment in time. What light can do!!
The remainder of my walk was a dialogue with my Father in Heaven. What clouds---thoughts, actions, beliefs--- block out Your light in my life? What are the dark things that hinder You shining in and through me--- making me more beautiful with Your Light. Teach me, Father. Lead me forward in Truth, Holy Spirit.
He tells us that through our relationship with Jesus, we are transferred from the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of Light. His Light is ours for the taking! We are, in fact, children of Light. But, He also warns us that we need to walk in that Light! ...we can, indeed, grieve and cover and hinder that Light from shining in us and through us.
Are there certain thoughts and ways in your life that might be hindering His Light in you?
When I let certain lies, certain attitudes, and certain actions in to my life... the beauty can leave as quickly as it can come. I just need to see it!
Give me eyes to see it! Give me an awareness of heart, Lord Jesus!