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

Uncommon Places

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Being a parent you come accustom to SOME of the things your kids like. One of those are animated movies. We are quite the movie junkies. One of our favorite movies is Kung Fu Panda. My kids can watch the same movie over and over again and still look at it as if it were their 1st time. The other night they so happened to be watching it and as I was in the bathroom doing my hair something dawned on me that I never thought about before. As I was listening, the Master named him as the Dragon Warrior. I heard all the remarks of others questioning the decision that was made. They judged him by his outer appearance and assumed he couldn’t handle the task at hand. They had no confidience that he could do it and neither did he. Their custom was when the scroll was opened by the Dragon Warrior he would be given great powers. When Kong Fu Panda opened the scroll nothing magical happened and there were no great powers given to him. All that was there was his image. He then realized that the power lied within himself. Once he realized that he believed in himself to be the Dragon Warrior and once he believed it he conquered everything that came in his path and saved his town. It is obvious to know where someone strengths lies when it can be seen from the outside. It is when we can’t pinpoint what is obvious that throws us off. We have lost and ruined a lot of people because we judged and misjudged what we thought people posed. Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” Thank God He doesn’t think like we do. He uses uncommon places to store His greatest gifts, talents and anointing because no one can take the credit or get the glory out of what isn’t obvious to man. The next time you try to judge some one’s capability by their outward apperance remember David slayed Goliath and Sampson ripped up the city gates with his bear hands.