Just like when the electric power goes off; so when God’s power is absent from our lives we may struggle to find the energy to combat or overcome our weaknesses. Operating in our own strength is hard until the Light comes to enlighten our way again. It has really never left us. It is just temporarily off. Patience in watching and waiting- ‘actively looking’ for the return; brings with its return many blessings. When we feel like Life becomes predictable and routine, then we should look for how God can make even the most ordinary day sometimes more worthwhile and special. We learn by our mistakes. And like them or not, they tell us something all the same. I read today about the Prophet Balaam. (See Numbers, Chapter 22.) Even when our way is in direct opposition to the LORD; He can still achieve His Will and Purpose through us. We may resist His guidance and even fight His intention; but He will soon get our attention one way or another! May we surrender ‘our idea’ of how it should be done and seek God’s Will, not ours, from the start of each new day. “But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:10.
God’s Holy Light shines from above. His radiant beams to reach the hearts of men. (and women.) Dispelling doubts that dwell within. Casting out all Error from our minds. Far behind, far behind. Yes, the obstacles will vanish far behind. The clouds of darkness will depart. The dawn of Light will brighten up your mind. Your thoughts to still. Your heart to bind. Crowning all your thoughts with Truth Divine, Truth Divine. Yes, the Lord will crown your thoughts with Truth Divine.
(Think of the story of Elijah and the whirlwind when you read this.) I went up into the light of truth as if into a chariot (of fire into Heaven.) And the Truth took me: and it carried me across the land of pits and gulleys; and from the rocks and waves of the troubled sea it preserved me. It became for me a haven of rest and salvation: and set me on the way, even in the arms of His immortal life. And because He (Jesus Christ) went with me I did not fear. He suffered me not to wander, nor to go astray, because He is the Truth. I ran no risk to my soul, because I traveled (walked) with Him. I did not make an error in anything because I (lived and) obeyed the Truth. For Error flees away from it, and meets it not: but the Truth proceeds in His path. Whatever I (did not see or) know, He made clear to me. All of the poisons of Error, and the plagues of Death (the pitfalls of Life) which they (of this world) think to be sweetness. And I (became aware) saw the Destroyer, by the destruction of the soul. And I saw when (and how) the Bride (the Lamb’s wife) is corrupted when she becomes adorned with filth: and how the false Bridegroom corrupts and is corrupted. And I asked the Truth ‘Who are these?’ and He said to me, ‘This is the Deceiver and the Liar. They are all one and the same in this false Beloved and in his Bride. They lead astray and corrupt the whole world away from Purity. They invite many to this world’s banquet, and give them to drink of the wine of their intoxication, and remove their wisdom and knowledge. And so they make them without intelligence (foolish and sensuous). They (those who follow the Deceiver) then leave them; (the weak-willed sinners); and then these go about like madmen (enticing) corrupting others like them: seeing that they too are like them, without heart, nor do they seek for it!’ Therefore, I was made wise so as not to fall into the hands of the Deceiver; (nor into the way of those who follow him) and I congratulated myself because His Truth (that of Jesus Christ) went with me. By this was I established, lived, and was redeemed. And my sure foundation was secured and laid by the hand of the Lord: because He established me. For He set the root of me His tree. He watered me, pruned me, and hath blessed me. And so, my fruits are forever His. I have struck deep in the ground. I have sprung up and spread out, and was full and enlarged. And the Lord alone was glorified by His planting and in His husbandry: (gardening) even by His care and by the blessing from His lips. I am the beautiful planting of His right hand. The result of His planting, and His own idea. Hallelujah! Amen.