Wednesday, August 3, 2016
"Into His Marvelous Light"
"You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people,
that you may proclaim the praises of Him
Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
I Peter 2:9
When you start feeling discouraged with the way the world is turning...
When you feel like there is no hope and there is darkness everywhere...
When you just want to give up and walk away (or even run away)...
Stop, Look, and Listen!
Stop...Don't let this world and the things of this world drag you down.
Look UP, Look all around you...See the marvelous light surrounding you...
the Light that comes from our Creator God...
Look at the beauty of His creation and rejoice...
Listen...Listen to His Word as spoken from the Bible...listen to the sounds of nature...
and Proclaim His praises!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in His sight."
"Delight yourselves in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
I hope you enjoy the photos of the delightful deer family in my neighborhood. This has been such a source of joy and comfort to me as I take my early morning walk. When this old world starts to get me down with all of the negativity of the news and actions of the enemies of our faith, I take a few minutes to retreat to the woods, and there reflect on the beauty of God's creation surrounding us.
If you are feeling like you are being engulfed by darkness, sorrow, or fear...remember these words from God's Word above. We are His special people...and we need to realize that we have been "called out of darkness and into His marvelous light." Rejoice in that light...Delight yourself in Him...and He WILL give you the desires of your heart...Peace, Comfort, and Joy.
Praying your day is filled with His Marvelous Light!