Saturday, January 7, 2012

Darkness Disarmed

I was pondering the beauty of the light again this morning.
Two days ago I had really been wrestling with some
of my thoughts and examining my heart.
The day before I had responded to Dave and the kids
out of frustration--
a couple of different situations, same flesh.
As I allowed the Lord to flood me with His love, 
I realized in a moment of revelation 
(which really shouldn't have been so aha-ish)
that when His love and light comes, 
it doesn't change the thoughts or take away the actions;
it disarms their power to keep me stuck.
Jesus gently chided  me, 
"Shocked at your responses? Really??
Outside of My grace and mercy, that would go on and on all day."
Oh, yeah. Definitely. What was I thinking.
And His mercy swept over me as I agreed with Him.
And those thoughts did not keep me stuck.
Paul says, “I know that in me, in my flesh, 
dwells no good thing.” I KNOW it, Paul says. 
I KNOW it, I say. No good thing. In my flesh, nothing. 
"Apart from Me, you can do nothing." John 15
Yep, nothing.
I am getting better at walking into His light.
The power of darkness disarmed.
I get to repent. It changes my mind and my ways.
And that, in turn, changes everything.
Just really gotta love the light.
Jesus said, I am the light of the world...
become children of the light.
What a privilege.


  1. Wow, Mrs. G., this is powerful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks hard. Be blessed. Come home soon:)