As usual I'm drinking my first cup of coffee and getting ready for a new day. I've been very blessed in the last month so every morning I thank God for the blessings He has put on my life. I really don't deserve them but He's done it anyway and I just have so much thankfulness in my heart, which leads me to my title today.
The light that guides me is Jesus Christ. For years, I hid behind my faith worrying about telling people, screwing up and them saying, "She's not a Christian." Well I do screw up that's for sure and I do need forgiveness. Isn't that the definition of a Christian? I recognize I'm not perfect and if you read this blog you see that on a regular basis. Christianity is not for the perfect. The perfect believe in their religion, they don't believe in a Savior.
For over 20 years, I've thought I was in control of my life. I've planned, plotted and designed every detail and I really never looked back, until last year. Until an event that I had no control over happened and everything I planned, plotted and designed went into the biggest sink hole of my life and that's when I really met the light that guides me. Now, I've been a Christian for all that time with let's say many things that needed to be fixed. I guess I felt like I could control every element of my life and failure was not an option, ever. I was going to succeed if it killed me. And I thought last year was going to, until Jesus and I met on the road in my heart and I began to surrender all.
Surrendering all is not easy, especially when it comes to your livelihood. We all have sung that song at least once but did we even understand what it meant. Well, for me it became quite clear around February of this year. Surrendering all meant leaving my security blanket and diving into something head first without a safety net below. Well, that's not exactly true, I had Jesus and He became the only safety net I needed.
And what a safety net He is. I have never felt more peace in my life. Instead of my mind being a super highway, it started just concentrating on each moment with Him. I found myself slowly walking away from the negative and moving to the positive. It was beautiful and it was amazing. Believe me, I still have times of worry but I manage to recognize it faster, push it to the "God take this" compartment and move on with peace. It's been an enormous relief. I no longer am the one in control of every step, He is. And I think the greatest aspect of walking with the light that guides me is unlike me, He can see out past today. I only believed I could.
Nothing in life is easy. Whether you profess to know Jesus or not, life will have trials, that's just fact. With Jesus, at least you know that someone is going before you. I can't tell you how many times the Scriptures came to me about moving mountains, going before me and letting Him lead me. He was with me from sun up to sundown and I was the benefactor of watching the Almighty light my every step. It was an exhausting trial that I thought would never end. It did end and when it did the light constantly reminds me never to go back to the place where I thought I could predict the future. I am to remain in today and when I do that, He leads me.
If you don't know the light of Jesus Christ, you need to. This world will not get easier and the only one that knows tomorrow is God Almighty, who was and is to come. He will come back but until that hour when He takes His bride, we must proclaim that He exists, He's for us and as long as He is we have a light that guides all of us. Be well my sisters and know that God is for us and if He is, man has nothing on us. We are screw ups but who cares. We are the daughters of the King of Israel, who came to let His people free and to have eternal life forever. That's who we are and that's who we need to proclaim to be. Please say those words out loud today and ask Jesus to be the light that guides you, I am as we speak. Have a blessed day and please stay in today so you can enjoy every aspect of God's creation. We all proclaim this in Jesus name!
Psalm 25:5 NIV
Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
Isaiah 60:19 NIV
"No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the LORD your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
1 John 1:17 NIV
But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.