3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
Last week, I was talking with my toddlers about how Jesus is the light of the world before they colored and painted pictures of fireflies and lightbulbs. How the light takes over where there is darkness. (John 8:12: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”)
This past weekend I had a vision of an arrow tipped with light… light representing truth … the truth of God. That wherever the arrow landed, the whole area would be splashed in light – no darkness, no shadow – only bright light. isn’t it amazing how the light of is as truth?! That light and truth chase away the darkness! #exposed!
Sometimes I think we look for truth in things … but maybe God sees truth as a blanket… with the little lies, the dark shadows, as the small things. Where there has been fear or insecurities, rather than those dark things being overwhelming, rather they are insignificant in His eyes. He is the Conqueror, the Creator, Lord over all. The bad things we go through are so insignificant in terms of the truth that He sees. And yet He cares about every detail of our lives… Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:7)
Perspective is so important …
If a person’s perspective is that the mountain before them is the most powerful thing they have ever known ..be it cancer, or paying for college … then they will probably fail. It makes me think of that quote by Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” This has to do with perspective … not only of yourself, but the issue at hand. In other words… if you believe in yourself …. or rather.. if you trust God, then there is the possibility of you succeeding against any situation. Even as the bible says : I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. (Mark 11:23) #faith
Light is good. The light of God…representing truth, is definitely the more encouraging space to have your perspective molded, or shaped.