So often in these turbulent times I’m tempted to hide my Light under a bushel. But that’s allowing the media’s fear-inducing stories to orchestrate my steps. I ask myself, am I going to keep my eyes on the world or feast my eyes on The Lord?
Isaiah 42:6-7 (NLT) encourages: “…I will take you by the hand and guard you…And you will be a light…You will open the eyes of the blind. You will free the captives from [their] prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons.”
In a store recently, my cashier was clothed in a shabby, dirty, robe-like covering. Her teeth indicated meth-use (“…there is something called meth mouth….” https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/…/know-someone-crystal-…/). Her eyes were blood-shot and vacant. She appeared mildly shaky. I imagined her dressed in His covering; with His Light in her eyes. In my mind’s eye I suddenly saw her as a radiant young woman. I thanked her for helping me and told her she was a lovely young woman (because she was when I saw her through His eyes). She literally beamed. Her bondaged-eyes and damaged teeth broke into a contagious smile.
His love is the greatest gift we have to give anyone. 1 Corinthians 14:1a: “Let love be your highest goal.”
Have you been a prisoner to anyone or anything? I have. I was set free in 1985, when I met the Light at the end of a dark and hopeless tunnel of despair. First, I crawled. Then baby steps. A short time later, I fell in love with my Lord and Savior. It wasn’t long before I wanted others to experience my new-found-joy.
I hope we can each find at least one person to radiate His love upon this week—through modeling His nature. Galatians 5:22-23 gives us a blueprint for His nature: “…the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”
I pray He’ll give us strength to walk by faith and not by sight. In 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP we’re told: “…for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]…”). Bless you!