Reflections4Life™ November 27, 2016
“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16
Scripture Contemplation: Job 24; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 4; John 8; Romans 2; 2 Corinthians 4…
If there is one thing that is most certain, is God’s ability to see me through any tough and dark times. To be the Light in the darkness; the Compass in the wilderness; the Water in the desert; the Lighthouse through the storms and fog. I am most confident that I will make it through when the Heavenly Father is my anchor.
I pray today’s Reflections brings comfort and peace to your heart and mind. I decree it be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration; bringing peace and revelation to your heart, mind, and soul. Be encouraged to spend time in the presence of the Father this week. Listen more than you speak, and God will fill your spirit and soul with all that you need. Allow Him to be your compass. Follow His lead. He will never steer you wrong.
Whenever it would rain when I was a little girl, I would have the same dream. If it was not raining when I went to sleep but I had the same dream (which was more like a nightmare!) I knew as soon as I opened my eyes that it was raining. It was a strange phenomenon to me, that I would experience the same dream whenever it rained. I could only surmise, as I got older that the rain held some significance for me. I love the rain. I was the child that always wanted to play in the rain and always was told to come in out of the rain.
My dream was always the same. I am in an opera house where it is dark and there are heavy, dark brick red drapes covering all the walls. I couldn’t see anyone, but I could hear noises and I knew there was someone following me. After a while, I felt as though I was being chased, and I’d start running. I would stop sometimes to hide in the folds of the drapes. My heart would be racing, my breath coming fast. I could feel whatever was chasing me getting closer. I’d start running again. It was like a maze or a fun-house. I rarely looked back in the dream. I kept looking forward, searching for a way out. Then, in the midst of my running, I could see a sliver of light. I’d quicken my pace towards the light. As I got closer, I could see it was a door. I had finally made it to what appeared to be the back entrance and rushed toward the door, pushing on its metal bar to open it all the way. When I step out, I’m on a dock with lots of sailboats, surrounded by water, with the pungent smell of sea water hitting my nostrils, the sound seagulls flying above, and the sun shining so brightly that it’s not only reflecting off the water, I have to also shield my eyes from it shining so brightly in my face.
Beloveds, God is the Light that guides us out of all the dark places we may find ourselves in. He is the Compass when we are lost and have lost our direction. He is our Guide in the midst of nightmares who leads us to a place of safety—His loving arms. He is the Lighthouse that guides us safely through the storms as the water billows and the boat of our lives are tossed and loses visibility through the fog that often come and obstruct our view, sometimes making it difficult to dock safely at shore.
God is not only our way home. He is home. He is the still and steady voice that we hear in the midst of chaos. He is the point of direction when we cannot see our way out of situations and are not sure which way to go and not sure what to do. We seek for help from so many others, when God is the Source for all that we need.
We find ourselves, at times, in situations that we were not prepared for. Things happened suddenly and we are often blindsided. We wake sometimes, to devastating nightmares, wondering how we got there, and how we are going to get out. It often feels like we are running in circles, or into brick walls, or walking in complete darkness, unable to see our hands in front of our face.
These are the times, Beloved, when we must draw upon the word and promises of God. When we must remember that our help comes from the Lord. (Psalm 121) Regardless to what we may face in life. What obstacles, storms, roadblocks, fog—God will be the Light—the Lighthouse that guides us safely to shore every time. He will never fail us or leave us, but will always instruct us, if we are listening and take heed to what He is saying to us.
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity find permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. The word of God is a lamp to our feet, lighting the path we should take. The word is God. God is the word. Therefore, He is our light. Let God be the light of your life. Allow Him to be the lighthouse that guides you safely to shore when your visibility is obstructed. Follow his voice—His light—you cannot go wrong with His light steering you home. You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing.
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