Lately I have been so busy. It’s been one thing after another; from one activity to the next. It’s been a good busy. Honestly, since my mother passed away, I have consciously kept myself busy because it keeps my mind from being idle. However, at some point, I have to settle down and that happened on Monday evening. I calmed down and the tears began to roll. As I hid my face from my babies, and laid down, I asked the Lord to comfort my soul. I heard TD Jakes say in the opening session of “Woman Thou Art Loose” that so much had attempted to come up against him and his staff the week of and during the beginning stages of Megafest 2017. In his opening session he spoke of someone losing a loved one. Of course at this point, he had my full attention. The person asked: “How do I go on? I don’t understand this.” Td Jakes response was: “Do not try to understand – SURVIVE IT!”
I am in my survival phase of life. Back to Monday night. My mother passed on Monday, June 12th of this year so Mondays are challenging right now. As I lay and ask for comfort, I recall falling asleep. Somewhere in the night, I do not know if I was awake or no. But an image came to mind. One that resembles this:
God is our source.
“yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.” I Corinthians 8:6 NKJV
We were created in His image. After all the crazy stuff that withdrew us away from Him, He sent His Son Jesus to be the Light to bring us back to Him.
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.” John 1:4, 9 NKJV
He sent us here to fulfill a specific purpose. When we reconnect to the source of light, we became little lights. One light does not out shine the others. One may have a different purpose than the other, but we all come from the same source. We are all members of this one body or source of light.
“But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.” I Corinthians 12:20 NKJV
Please don’t forget your purpose. If you are unsure of what that purpose is, establish a closer relationship with God, through Jesus. Repent! What does that mean: stop doing any and everything that causes separation between you and Jesus. He will reveal to you what the purpose of your life is, because we came from Him. Any glory, recognition or rewards we receive through our God-given purpose BELONGS to Him because it originated from Him.
The image of light made this scripture clear for me:
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NKJV
Our works are only good through the light of our Savior. The glory (public praise, honor or fame) you get for anything, belongs to the Lord.
ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO YOU, FATHER
And when it’s all said and done, we shall return to the one who has everything to do with us. God our Father, through Jesus Christ.
Are you reflecting or deflecting the Light?
“Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.” John 12:35-36 NKJV