In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
-John 1:1-5 (NASB)
This tell me that it is time to stop crying and searching inwards, and start looking outward to Jehovah in His word for my peace and my solace. The Bible tells me that in Him and ONLY in Him, do I live, and breathe, and find my being. The past few months have been a trial for me. It’s been hard to see the end of the year come and some things are IN MY EYES yet unfulfilled. Granted, I have no visibility into God, the heart of God, the mind of God and the heavenly timetable. Correction: I have no visibility of these things with my earthly eyes and cannot perceive them except I search them out in the word. The above scripture tells me that “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” … That means that the prototype for all things earthly lies in the word. It also tells me that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” this means that I cannot separate God from the word, nor the word from God. The two are one and have been so since the foundations of the earth, since the inception of time. Since the conception of history.
So, for the past few months I have sought for answers within myself when all along they were out, NOT in the world or inside of me, but in the Word. This shows me that I need to be more firmly rooted in the Word and in Him. Finally that scripture tells me that “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” … There is a place of darkness where it doesn’t matter what truths you know, yet if you do not fight for your life, and your salvation, the light will shine in the darkness and the darkness in you will not comprehend it.
This darkness as described in Isaiah 60 is the kind of darkness that covers the earth. This darkness is further described as Gross darkness. It is not so much a physical darkness, but a darkness of all things evil that seeps into the soul and covers any recollection and knowledge of light. Even as the light shines in the darkness, the darkness does not, will not, cannot comprehend the light! GROSS darkness. The kind that zombifies your being and makes you exist without living, tasting and experiencing life. The kind that oppresses the soul and weighs down like the weight of the world. The kind that has us walking around like we have no choice in life, no hope in Christ, no chance of a tomorrow. So we go from day to day hoping for something to change or someone to come rescue us, or both. Yet the answers are hidden in The Word and the word is hidden and impossible to differentiate from Christ.
This same Bible tells me that it is the glory of God to conceal a matter and it is the glory of Kings to search out this same matter. Today I refuse to let the gross darkness stamp out my light. There’s a Sunday School Chorus we used to sing as children; This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine …. Today I’m taking my little light and letting it shine into the gross darkness. Indeed it is better to have a little light from heaven than to embrace the gross darkness of this world.
Like the psalmist, I have been asking “Why art thou so downcast, oh my soul” … I have asked that over and over again. Today it is time for a war cry to arise from the depths of my being. So today I shout from the mountaintops saying YET WILL I STILL PRAISE HIM!!!! I will no longer doubt Him or that, as He has said in His word and sworn by His own name, He has a plan for me, Beverly, for GOOD and NOT for evil, to give ME, Beverly, a future and a hope. Yet I WILL STILL praise Him.
I will shout hallelujah and scream hossanah into the heaven lies as a sacrifice of praise. Sometimes praise has got to be a sacrifice. This morning it is an offering and show of love from me to my heavenly father. I pray that as I was encouraged yesterday by my Pastor (Pastor Julian Kyula of the Purpose Centre Church – www.purposecentre.org), I pray this word serves as an encouragement to someone out there to pull you out of your gross darkness. I pray this light shines into your soul and finds a place to nest in your heart, and is comprehended and comprehensible.
Where your soul has been downcast, I pray this word of encouragement serves as your very own personal cheering squad to pull you out of the darkness into God’s marvelous light. And know this: though I am commanded in the Word to love, this morning I gladly and willingly send my love from the depths of my heart out to you. It is a privilege and an honor to be loved. Therefore, as it is written in the Word; Freely I have received, and freely I give you my love.
Grace and peace to you this 26th day of November, 2012. May your day be filled with love and your life be flooded by eternal light. Remember, in Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. Let Jesus be your light today.
Xoxo – From: A-Girl-About-Town