November 27th, 2016

Proverbs 4: 18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of the dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day

Giselle's Devotional, home-page, by Giselle.

How many can attest to the fact that we cannot always see quite as clearly as we would want to the way that lies ahead of us.  Any of us who are up before dawn know that unless we put the lights on, there is little that can be distinguished until we wait for the sun to rise. The only way that it gets brighter and brighter is letting the sun do what it does best, rise and shine! The waiting part is always the hardest, because we are totally dependent on the sun. So it is with the Lord, we are totally dependent on the release of His Power, in His Will, time, and place.

Psalm 115: 3: says, “But God is in the Heavens; He does whatever He pleases.” He is the Maker, we are the creation. He can make the dawn last as long as He wishes it to be. Proverbs 20: 27: says, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.” 2 Corinthians 4: 6: “For God, Who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness, “is the One who has shone in our hearts to give (beam forth) the Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the Face of Christ (Jesus)” John 8: 12: says, “And therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the Light if life.”

Because of the Presence of Jesus within as Light of the world, we can walk and not stumble because the way is made clear within us, and before us. Psalm 97: 11: says, “Light is sown like seed (and strewn upon their pathway) for the (uncompromisingly) righteous, and gladness (is sown like seed) for the upright in heart (the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection). Matthew 5: 16: says, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.”  

 The Prophet Isaiah speaks of a day that is coming, in Isaiah 60: 19 + 20: “No longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light. But you will have the Lord for an everlasting Light, and your God for your Glory (and your beauty). Your sun will set no more, neither will your moon wane, for you will have the Lord for an everlasting Light, and the days of your mourning will be over.”

Dearest Holy Lord Jesus: thank You for the mind-boggling Hope of Glory we have in You. Come by Your Holy Spirit, and rekindle within our hearts any dimly burning wicks, or wavering flames. Come and fill us with Your Holy Calvary patience, that we may bloom and shine when and where You would have us, by Your Light that burns within. Glory to You alone!

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