Monday, November 18, 2013

God's Light Helps Us See Clearly

It was just beginning to get light one morning as I stepped out onto the porch. I love early morning because it’s quiet and peaceful. As I looked across the street to the neighbor’s house I thought I spied a large dog. It was sitting there at attention. I almost whistled for it when I realized it must not be a dog. It was not light enough that I could make out what it really was. I went back to drink a cup of coffee.

Later, when the sun had brightened the view, I saw that it was just a soccer goal.
In the dark it was impossible for me to see what I was looking at but in the light it became apparent. Without the light there was no perception of color or shape. The eye was fooled, the mind was tricked. But as soon as the light of day crept in everything was apparent.

It is very hard to perceive truth from error in the dark. Without the light of God’s Word shed onto each and every situation we are going to have a hard time discerning what’s really there. Given our own personal preferences we are going to go for what feels good, what looks right and what everyone is doing. We’ll be going with the flow but we will be without sight – we won’t have real perception of our situations we find ourselves in. Oh we can still see the problem, the opportunity, the decision but we’ll be confused and confused about what to do.

But once the light dawns, once we take the light of the Word and look at our situations in the light of that Word we will be able to see clearly. The enemy won’t be able to fool us and neither will our minds and our hearts. Light dispels darkness and everything becomes crystal clear.

Are you perplexed this morning? Are you thinking about reaching out for something but you just aren’t sure it’s what you need to have? It’s important to your life to stop, pick up the Word and let the light dawn on your present situation. Let God show you whether it’s real or not. Let God instruct you on the truth about it. Let God’s Word give you better sight so that you won’t head for something you perceive as good that will ultimately be bad for you.

The Word of God will always protect you, defend you, direct you, keep you safe and guard your heart and mind. It may seem that God’s Word is restrictive and narrow, but it’s always the way of blessings. Take out His Word this morning and let it give you the right perspective. Let Him enlighten the eyes of your understanding so that you know the truth and aren’t fooled by things that come into your life. People try to convince you of things that are in direct opposition to the Word. The world’s system will tell you lies about yourself, about your hope, about your future. The enemy will tell you to reach out for something God wants to protect you from.

Oh beloved, take out God’s Word this morning and let its light give you better vision. He loves you so much that He gave you a book containing all you will ever need to perceive the truth about your life, your walk and your destination. And beloved, He’s on your side; He’s for you so you can trust what you are in the dark about as you shine His Word on every situation. Live in the light of His Word, don’t trust your senses, and watch as dawn breaks over everything and you live a life of blessing and strength.

John 17:17 Make them holy by Your truth; teach them Your word, which is truth.

Proverbs 4:18 The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.

Psalm 119:130 The teaching of Your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.

Psalm 119:115 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 19:7-8 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

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