I Found A Treasure In the Midst of My Darkness

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“Your word is lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”

Psalm 119:105

Today darkness is associated with bad luck, evil and afflications.  It also comes from our ignorance, disobidience and rebellion.

When we think of darkness we automatically think of doom and gloom, evil, sin, hopelessness, death and sadness just to name a few.

Darkness most of the times comes due to things we’ve done or choices that we have made because we were out of the will and safety of God.  Sometimes darkness will come when it is beyond our control.

Today’s word

light

noun

  • the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible
  • an area of something that is brighter or paler than its surrounding
  • provide with light or lighting; illuminate
  • having a considerable or sufficient amount of natural light; not dark’

What’s the difference?

  1. Night- referring to when we are ignorant of God and we go stray like people who go to sleep at night
  2. The day is near– referring to te return of Christ is coming
  3. Lay aside the deeds of darkness – our sin, our disobidience, our ignorance, our selfishness
  4. Aurmor of light – The light of Christ

Do you know that we have the power  within ourselves to dispell the darkness that comes within our lives?

Romans 13:12 Put on the aurmor of light

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine

So many times in the midst of our darkness we try to rush out of it because we don’t like what it represents or how it makes us feel. If we aren’t careful at what we are focusing on in the midst of our darkness it can lead us into depression.

Change your thoughts, change your life

Sometimes it’s hard for us to come out of some dark places that we are in all because of how we see it.  If we can change our perspective on how we see and view our dark days we want get stuck there. Our problem in most cases is that we go to everything else accept for the source. God does his best work in the midst of a dark place.

There are somethings that God wants to show or share with us. There are even somethings he wants to reveal to us.  Sometimes it is in those dark places in our lives that God can bring out certain things that lie within us.

Psalm 121:1 I will lift up my eyes to the hill

So in those times when we can’t see clearly or when we feel like we can’t see at all, it is that hope that lies within us that causes us not to give up.  If we could only Reach Up and Look up.

Reach Up – hold onto God’s unchanging hand and he will lead you and guide you in the way that you should go.

Look Up – Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith”

SONG LIST

“I Am Light” Indie Arie

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Transformation Monday

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastical 3:1

In every season it brings on a whole new climate that will cause us to change and adapt to that season. If we don’t make the necessary changes within that season we will become uncomfortable and feel out of sorts. As it is in the natural so it is in the spirit. In life you will always go through transition,  transformation, change and timing. Changing used to not be one of my strong suits because it seems to be my life story. My life was always changing and  I didn’t like the changes that were going on.  I can’t say that I adapted or handled them all well. It would literally make me cringe. I had a routine of how I wanted things to go and when anything came to alter that it would mess things up for me. Change is inevitable but your response to change can either launch you or delay your process in moving forward. One day I realized that and it changed my whole perspective on how I looked at change. Change is not always a bad thing and even if it is how we handle it will determine what comes next. I also realize that not all change was bad and the change I wanted to see had to begin in me. Our response plays a big part in making a difference in whatever transition we may experience. As I begin to take more on my identity of Christ not only did I begin to change but things begin to change in my life for the better. Now when there is some sort of change I go to God for the answers and for direction to  help me get through this next season. God never intended for us to stay where we begin, but to transform into what He has called us to be. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandi

Change Is Necessary And IT Begins With Me

I was reflecting back to when I was working in Home Care as an Administrator about 5 years ago and thanking God for where he has brought me from. Although I know that I have a lot more growing to do what a difference a couple of years can make.  You never realize how far you’ve come until you look back. That was a time in my life  I hated change so much that it would literally make me cringe. I had what you would probably call “a tunnel vision” There was only one way which was mine and I was comfortable with where I was. If it didn’t make sense to me or if I didn’t feel it in my spirit I wasn’t ok with changing and didn’t really care who knew it. Even though I was good at what I did because I was so blinded by the truth of what was really going on inside of me I was not only hurting others around me, but I was slowly over all killing me. “A Mess”  Though not everyone saw me in that light and even when I tell others of my experiences they doubt my stories because of who they know me to be now. I started not to like the person that I was becoming and began to do some soul searching. As the Lord dealt with me I realized that up until that point I had gone through so many changes and transitions in my life I began to resist any type of change. Overtime I began to build up walls of anger that became resentment, that turned into bitterness and unforgiveness. Most of the things that I had experienced in my life weren’t all goo

d. Matter of fact they were very painful. In most cases I wasn’t given an option nor much of a way out.  The greatest thing that happened to me though was the moment when I learned the power of forgiveness. As the Lord began to change the process of my thoughts than my perspective began to change.  It changed my life forever.  Then as I began to see the fruits of it, that even when things happen that are beyond my control or they don’t turn out the way that I had planned because my perspective has changed I am able to get through it. I know that whatever God allows to happen in my life is all working together for a greater purpose and for his glory.  God sometimes allows things to happen in our lives because he knows what it will take to get us to make the necessary changes that he needs for us to make and sometimes it’s just to save our lives. Everything that has happened in my life no matter how painful it has been, it pushed me to become better and because I made and continue to make the necessary changes within my life I am able to move forward.  Change is inevitable.  Change your mindset and your posture will follow.