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The Everlasting Light!

Shilpa Dhinakaran
08 Jan

The LORD will be your Everlasting Light, and your days of sorrow will end. Yes friends, the days of your sorrow will be over according to Isaiah 60:19 - “The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your Everlasting Light, and your God will be your glory.”  There is no difference in day or night when the Lord is your light.  No devil or darkness can come near you.  To receive this Everlasting Light, give priority to God. Each day when you wake up, give God the first place in your life.

 

I have experienced this right from my childhood. As soon as I wake up, when I look around, I would not see my mother. When I search for her, I would find her sitting in a corner reading her Bible or praying. My father would go for a morning walk but take a long time to come back. When I ask him what took him so long, he’ll tell me that he went to the chapel. My grandma would say, “If the time for church is 8 O’clock, by 7.30 am itself we should be ready to leave the house.”  I used to think what happiness they get by doing these things. I wanted to know.  So I too decided to practice these. I would read the Bible and pray in the morning soon after I got up and at night before going to bed. As I took this small step, God started to bless me. God gave me wonderful teachers, good friends.  When I started to go to work, I used to visit a small chapel in the hospital and prayed there.  I began my career as a junior doctor in that hospital but God blessed me to the extent that the senior doctors would always look for me to help them. I got favor in my workplace as I gave priority to the Everlasting Light who is the Lord Jesus Christ. Even now God has called me for ministry and has anointed me with His Holy Spirit.

Beloved, from today onwards give priority to God and you will be successful in everything. Do not be discouraged about the lost days.  God says, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten” (Joel 2:25).  So, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).  Today is the day of salvation!

Prayer:

Dear Lord,

I regret for the days and years I was complacent in spending time with you.  Today, I resolve to abide in You.  Help me to think of Your greatness, power, beauty and grace at all times.  Transform me into a vessel that You desire.  Plant Your desires in my heart and let me stay Yours always.  Make me a blessing to my family and nation. 

In Jesus’ name I pray,
Amen.

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