Chapter 2: Beginning to See the LightMay 23, 2010
Thank you for coming back for week two of our study, Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On – Trusting God in the Tough Times by Stormie Omartian. I hope you found yourself challenged last week to take each step while holding the hand of our mighty God.
Let’s open with a word of prayer. Heavenly Father, we are grateful for this study and the opportunity to grow deeper in our faith in You. Teach us Father what it is you want us to know about you and your son, Jesus. Help us to focus on You as You work in the lives of our children. Amen
Beginning to See the Light
I am certain we all understand that Jesus is the Light of the World, but I have to admit, Stormie offers new insight for me. Every type of light we will ever encounter in our lives will eventually go out. God is the only light is 100% reliable. His light is constant and never changing because God does not change. I remember going thru a difficult time in my life when God seemed so far away. I asked a friend ‘where did God go? I feel so alone’. She responded ‘God didn’t move. Did you?’ Stormie says it like this “His light doesn’t grow dim or go out. If it appears to, it’s because we have stepped out of the light of His presence”. (Page 23) When we become depressed over the trial in our life, we must make certain we are standing in the light of His presence and have not wandered in the counterfeit light of the enemy.
In His light, truth is revealed to us. The stronger our walks with the Lord becomes, the brighter his light be illuminated to us. Stormie says that God “gives us as much of His presence as we are able to receive”. (Page 23) So, how do we make certain we are walking in the light of the Lord and receiving as much of His presence as possible? Stormie gives us an interesting analogy. “I have electricity in my home, but if I don’t plug into it, I don’t see the light. I have Jesus in my heart, but if I don’t plug into Him daily, I won’t see His light either, even though it is there. I have to connect with Him. Talk to Him. Worship Him. Spend time with him. Bask in His radiance like bathing in the sun”. (Page 24)
How do you connect with God? What does your daily time with Him look like? What ideas for connecting with God can you share with your fellow parents?
I look forward to hearing from you.