Today is a guest post from my wife Sandra.
In the darkness of the early morning, I was thinking about animals that spend their whole existence in the depths of the ocean or in pitch dark caves. Their anatomy is so accustomed to the dark that their eyes don’t function well, or at all. If you were to shine light in their direction, they would be unaffected and unaware of it.
Staring into our dark room, things looked very different. In the darkness it was hard to make out what was what. Things were blurred and what I thought was one thing was really something else entirely. What I thought was the hamper for a good 5 minutes turned out to be Kenny’s leg! As the minutes passed, gradually, more and more light came in through our windows and I was able to see a lot more of what was around me.
We need light to see.
Spiritually, we were once like the animals that live in darkness. We were blind to the Light, but God chose to give us new eyes that could see the Light of God.
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” — John 8:12
We must let the Holy Spirit inform our hearts of what is real. His truth is real and it is light to our souls. When we allow God to speak truth to us, it illuminates our heart, and suddenly we can see clearly what is really going on in our struggles, our relationships, our jobs, kids, school, emotions… whatever it may be that was previously shrouded in darkness.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” — 1 Peter 2:9
With our hearts in tune to what God sees, we can worship Him with a greater clarity and understanding, full of thanksgiving for what He has revealed and given to us. The light of God’s truth releases us to worship Him more freely… and we are never more satisfied when we are worshiping our God.