The day is early, the dawn’s light is moving into the darkened world. I’m tired but awake. I want to get started. I want to seek God. I need God. More. I need a refreshing like the spring rain. The pressure of the darkness pushing into humanity is too much as it tries hard to pull the hope of God out from underneath. I need another day of being released, set free of it all, to come alive all over again, to walk the pathway with energy, to climb the mountains with passion in the Light of the day. I can’t do it alone.
I’ve tried the expert ways to de-stress, de-clutter, re-energize, re-organize, and whatever else, purchasing a library of books and journals, attending seminars and conferences to try to follow and learn. Nothing fully works and cures. In the end, the answer to it all is much more simple and greater.
It’s God’s answer, words now pressed deep within me:
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
I’ve learned the excuse of time is not reason. It’s a matter of choosing to be with God or not. Spending time with God in quiet and solitude changes everything inside out as the Light of Grace saturates. In stillness, I am united with the heart of God, experiencing divine love deeper and greater than seems possible in this world. My eyes open.
In the quietness, I see the gift of the day. I see the presence of God wrapped around every detail, with the promise of never leaving or failing. I see God is the One who changes death into life, darkness into light, hopelessness into hope, sorrow into joy, endings into beginnings, mundane into wonder, impossible into possible. The world made new, changes me.
The living presence of God does not disappoint.
I am new.
I am grateful.
I am filled with the Light.
I am ready.
“Darkness tremble. God is my Light. I will not fear. I will live this day with passion and purpose.”
I pray you have a moment in time today to be still and know God is your Light.
Madelyn’s world makes me smile, reminding me to see all things new through the Light of the day:
We will be sending The Red Door Prayer and Information Publication for March in a couple of weeks. We are praying for many individuals to stand with us.