Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing God…
The Gift of Heaven’s Light…
Christmas time is a time for lights! Tree lights. Window lights. Outside lights. Blow up Christmas figure lights. Illuminated star lights. Illuminated Santa lights. Illuminated manger lights. The Gift of Heavens Light! We have not only received the Gift of Jesus’ life/living, we have also received the Gift of His Light! “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” (2 Corinthians 4:7, NLT)
It has been quite a while since Patti and I were plunged into the dark because of a power failure, but not a day goes by when one or both of us find ourselves sitting in spiritual darkness. Unfortunately, that is not true with others, in the aftermath of the storms in the south the fires in the west people were sitting in darkness for days because the power was out. That scenario is representative of what happened the night Jesus was born and in the aftermath of His birth we experienced a massive spiritual power failure/blackout only to be immediately powered up by the “…one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, has come into your world giving His Light to you!” (John 1:9, NLT, adapted)
“Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.” (Mark 4:21, NLT) Where is your light shining? This is the first year in 49 years of marriage Patti and I have not illuminated the outside of our home yet the very situations that have prevented us from decorating the outside of our home have turned up the intensity of Jesus’ Spiritual Light thus illuminating our life/living with Heaven’s Light, the Light that shines not only at Christmas but every day thereafter!
The Good News of Christmas is the Holy Spirit under the Ministry and Instructions of Jesus transforms our everyday darkening adversities into Heaven’s “Manna Light” instilling in us the Hope, Love, Peace, and Joy of Jesus to take us above the adversities and illuminating our dark world below.
The Miracle of Christmas is Light, but not just any light the Light of God as illuminated in the life/living of Jesus! Do not fear the today’s darkness because tomorrow, Christmas Day the Light will shine again!
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit ”**
Grace and PEACE,
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** Romans 15:13, NLT