Sunday, March 2, 2014
IN THE LIGHT
Have you ever experienced being 'blue', depressed, down, in the doldrums, out of sorts? Of course, we all have.
Have you wondered how to get out of that place - how to get to a brighter place?
Of course, we know that if we take our eyes off the problems, our heartaches and ourselves and then look to God and to what He wants done, then the blue mood lifts.
Here are a few things God gives in His Word which can also be of help to move us into a brighter place:
Share your food with the hungry
and welcome poor wanderers into your homes.
Give clothes to those who need them….
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
and your healing shall spring up quickly,
Your vindication shall go before you,
the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:7 & 8
There are many ways to share food with the hunger - plant a garden and share the produce, take someone out to eat, invite them into your home, donate money for food, cook a meal for a neighbor and drop it off.
There are many ways to bring wanderers or the homeless into your homes besides actually physically doing so if you cannot - donate items to shelters, donate money, write notes to those who are lonely and bring them into your life.
Give clothes to those who need them - let's look in our closets, garages and basements, We could probably clothe an entire family with our extras.
Notice that the light begins to shine when we do God's Word.. No more darkness, only the light of God is present.
Let's try it - eyes on God and begin to do some of the things God directs you, personally, to do.
Heavenly Father, I hate being in such a dark place. Please, in Jesus' name, show me practical steps that I can take to walk away from it. Amen.