Yikes, I just realized it has been a week since I last spoke with you! Doesn't time fly when you are having fun? Forgive me, please! I will try to do better about keeping in touch and keeping the blog up to date. It is all so new to me, but it really does mean a great deal to me to think that there is someone out there sharing with me!
This morning my heart has been arrested by the verse of scripture that says "for it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ!" 2 Cor. 4:6. Imagine with me the ramifications of this verse, if you will.
"It is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, Who shines in our hearts". Wow! The same God who was there in the very beginning saying “Light, Be” and it was, is wanting to shine into my heart today. Selah! Stop and think about that for a brief minute. The God of the whole universe is looking for a place to shine into and that place is our heart, yours and mine. Does it feel like that is happening? Do you sense the Son of God shining like the sun into your heart right this minute? Maybe not!
But it is true that this is His desire and He, the Son, is shining even though we may not be able to experience it because we are unaware and, therefore, not allowing ourselves to know it and feel it. He is shining! Who, He? He, the Son of God is shining and it is into us that He chooses to shine!
The sun may or may not be shining outside where you are today. I can look out my window and see it shining on the trees in the small woods behind my house this morning. But I am in here reading and writing and I am not out there experiencing it. Some days I get up, get my coffee and head for the front porch which is my favorite place to experience the sun and the world around me. It is a spiritual experience in and of itself just to sit on my front porch.
So let me leave you today with this thought. Is the Son shining in your heart today? It is! Are you aware of it? Are you experiencing it? Are you allowing the spiritual Vitamin D to come and bring its life giving power into the center of your being? Waiting in the presence of God is like sitting on my front porch. I have to get up and go! I have to sit down and just enjoy! I have to allow myself to experience His presence. It is life and health to my bones and it will be to yours.
So, where is it that you can go and sit for a spell and allow yourself to experience the Son shining into your heart? Please go there now. Perhaps you cannot physically go there. Sometimes I have to go to the porch in my mind or in my spirit, if you will. I have been there so often I can close my eyes and tune my heart to feel the warmth of the sun, the coolness of the light breeze and hear the sound of the birds singing in His presence.
It is important to remember that you must actively participate. You must allow yourself to experience it. Write me a comment and share your place with me, please! I’d love to hear all about it. If you do not have a place, ask God to show you where it is. Go and find it. He is waiting for you there!
That's all for today! but I will be back! Meantime please take a minute and allow the Son of God to shine into your heart! He will love it and you and all the world around you will be better for it! Imagine, He wants to shine through us! Let Him shine in and then He can shine out!