Ps. 40: 1. I waited patiently for the Lord: and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Ps. 40: 2. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings.
Ps. 40. 3. And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
Good Wednesday morning. Hope everyone is staying warm as it is very cold here and the sleet has been falling for several hours The streets are all white and glazed over now. But we still see some signs of Spring approaching. The Lord knows all the things that we need in this life. We most often think the things we need are material, And on a day like today we certainly need warmth. In the last several days our thoughts have been on the Light of God and how He gives us that light that we can see both literally and spiritually.
God is the creator of light; and He set the sun and moon, and stars in the heavens for sources of light for us. This light is a physical light that we need in order to move around safely and be able to take care of various daily tasks. The source of this light is primarily the Sun which God created. But as mentioned there are the lesser lights of the moon and stars all in the heavens.
On wintry days like today when the natural sun is obscured due to the clouds there is light, but it is much dimmer than normal. There is something about how God made us that we crave light naturally and we literally need the rays of the sun which give vitamins that our body needs to function properly. We can talk about vitamins and other supplements on occasion, but they do not provide the true elements that the sun provides. There is another aspect of Light that is needed for us. There is an emotional element that the Sun and light provide to the body that is needed. The sun is only a celestial ball of hot gases that gives off heat and light. Both of which are vitally important to our health and well-being. Light lifts the spirit. The brightness of light dispels the darkness and our spirits need to have darkness driven away. This promotes happiness and a sense of well-being and contentment and a closer presence with the Lord.
Scripture is full of the benefits and blessings of Light and having light on the way. Christ is that eternal spiritual light in our life that guides, directs, gives hope and expectation on the path here.
Ps. 27:1. 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?
Ps. 56:13. For thou Hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling that I may walk before God in the LIGHT of the living.
Eph. 5:15. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
This gives natural light that we may have clear sight and see the beauty of His creation and enable us to utilize the time He has given us to a more productive and honoring use, to glorify Him in our lives. His light also gives clarity all around that we can see the dangers that may be approaching.
May we use the light He has given us to avoid the dangers and evil of the day. May we redeem the time given us each day to His glory and learn more of Him to draw closer to Him.
May this day be filled with a spiritual warmth and brightness of His glory in your walk that you may be able to rejoice in His salvation. God bless in all needs and hope.