It’s winter, y’all.
I mean, below freezing days of darkness. Now don’t get me wrong, I love winter, cold and snow, but there is something I could do without.
It’s dreary. It’s gray. It’s draining.
Then there’s days where the sun peeks through the gray skies and gives you hope for a new tomorrow. Hope that there’s warmer weather around the corner.
Those are the days when I just want to follow the sunshine around my house like a cat and soak in all the rays of light. I mean, I’m grabbing a pillow and blanket and making a bed wherever there’s a sliver of sunshine.
I. Just. Love. It.
This is actually one of the reasons why I love doing my quiet time in my office – the sun blindingly permeates the entire room for a good couple of hours in the morning.
Bear with me, I’m getting somewhere.
Yesterday was one of those light-bearing mornings and I took full advantage of it! I grabbed my Bible and my notebook and plopped myself down in a pool of light.
As I plopped down, my Bible slid open to Psalms 27.
(I love my Dake Annotated Reference Bible, but it is bigger than my lap!)
Usually, if this kind of thing happens, I’ll scan the page for any Scriptures that pop out at me.
So, I did.
And, I’d like to say ironically, but it’s really not, the verse I read was:
The LORD is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
I LOVE this verse, so I decided to doodle it.
Then, I decided to look up some key words in the concordance – light, salvation, strength.
Well, not from me after I read their meaning in the concordance.
As I reread the words in the Bible, I literally was experiencing what it meant.
On those days when your heart has been through those freezing days of darkness; those days when you’ve been pushing through the dreariness of your situation; the days when you are drained to your max and you just literally don’t know if you can even take it another moment.
These are the days when you don’t have to be afraid.
The LORD can be to you exactly what you need – illumination and light in every sense of the word.
He is your LIGHT.
He is your SALVATION.
He is your STRENGTH.
Of whom should we be afraid?
So, if you’re feeling this way, know that God is calling you to seek His face. Answer him with a desire to seek Him with your whole heart.
I’ll leave you with this:
Wait on the LORD.
Be of good courage.
He will strengthen your heart.
Wait, I say, on the LORD.
Do you ever have ‘aha’ moments when you’re reading your Bible or praying – times where you feel like you’re physically experiencing exactly what God has written on the pages of His book?
Comment below! I’d love to hear some of your revelations.