Over the past few days there would be a scripture, maybe a chapter, maybe a verse, I would read that I knew to keep with me. I could see as this was happening to keep these close because something was coming together. This morning it finally flowed.
Scripture tells us to be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let our requests be made known unto God.
If you’re like me lately, I can find myself worrying about everything and not laying it at the Lord’s feet. I have to stay focused in order to do this, and the problem at the moment is focus. The battlefield is definitely in the mind.
Worry can keep our light hidden. It will put us in a corner crouched with a crowd of others. Arise, shine, for our light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon us. And we look up from that crowded dark corner and whisper, “Who? Me?”
And He says, “Yes, you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but I have risen upon you and My glory appears over you.”
So we get out of that corner and walk toward His light so that He can fill our lanterns with oil until our cup runneth over. We walk out of there not trusting in what we feel right now, but trusting in what we know. We place the burdens at His feet in faith as we give thanks for His protection and provision, but most of all His mercy and His grace and love. For which without any of the last three, we would not be here at all to shine. We would be in the darkness to never see a light at all.
Because of our surroundings, we think it is dark around us as it is around the world. But nay my brothers and sisters in Christ. There is a Light around us, a glory like never before. He tells us that we believe in Him, therefore greater works we do. He will answer our prayers as we ask with a contrite heart to glorify His name.
If we ask for an egg, will He give us a scorpion? We are so imperfect but if our children ask for something, we still give good gifts. So think on the perfect Father and how much more he gives the Holy Spirit to them that ask.
The stork in heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; do we not know the judgment of the Lord? Do we not know the time we are in?
This is the time we must focus so that we don’t worry and we lay it all at Jesus’ feet. Keep a trained mind, stop the thoughts we know should not be there. Know the Light within us and let it shine so that the ones in those dark corners can see it – not to be led to us but to the Lord.
Keep a praise on our lips for your glory Father. No offering we could offer for it is finished by the perfect Lamb. Keep us mindful that our sacrifice to you is a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart. Strengthen us as we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters in Christ. We may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but our hearts and minds are stayed on you on that mountaintop, from whence our glory comes and our cup runneth over. We praise your heavenly name as we do the works of the Father with the light of Jesus within us. Faith and not by sight, for our eyes CAN see! BEHOLD, OUR KING!