Saturday, October 12, 2013
Let There Be Light
Have you ever had a light bulb moment? You know the kind. It’s like a light is turned on in your mind and you just get it. A second ago you just couldn’t quite wrap your brain around it and now it makes perfect sense. Weird isn’t it, how that happens? Last week I wrote about sharing at a recent women’s event, Café Chocolat. It was a blast and my favorite thing to do. No, my favorite thing is not eating chocolate, although that’s pretty awesome, its sharing God’s Word and what He has done in my life. And it’s just this kind of story that makes it all worthwhile.
I was having some test on Thursday and still needed a few things so Wednesday I used my lunch hour to run some last minute errands. I stopped by Wal-Mart and as I was leaving I ran into a very sweet lady I met at Café Chocolat. We stopped to chat for a moment and she said there is something I want to tell you. She went on to share how much she enjoyed Café Chocolat and then she said something that I’ve been thinking a lot about. You know, I’ve been a Christian a long time but at 63 years I Got It! She went on to say that for the first time she understood about sin and what God had done for her. She knew it before but she really understood it…she got it. Then she proceeded to share how since attending HighRidge Church and listening to Pastor Jeff’s messages she understood God’s Word and the things of God in a completely different way. The light has gone on and she just gets it.
So, I’ve been thinking, what a great way to pray, to ask God to help us get it. You know the first thing God said in the Bible was, let there be light. (Gen 3:1) I know we’ve been told not to question God. I’m not talking about questioning His existence or wisdom, or any of that. I’ve always just been honest with God. Sometimes it’s okay to say, Lord I just don’t get it. I need you to shed some light on this situation. I think that’s just the sort of prayer that makes God smile. If He could light up the entire world with one sentence He can certainly shed a little light on your problem.
Some of you have heard my story of how I just didn’t get the whole thing about God’s love. I was pretty honest with Him when I admitted I really liked Him a lot but was not all that sure I loved Him. You see, I knew I loved my husband, Lawrence. I knew I loved my children. But, I really wasn’t in any hurry to be with Jesus and I just wasn’t sure I loved Him like I should. I John 4:19 says, We love him because he first loved us. God knew I just didn’t get it. So guess what? He must have said, Let’s shed a little light on the subject because the Holy Spirit revealed God’s love for me in such a powerful way that I fell hopelessly and desperately in love with Jesus. I got it!
I feel I need to add one more thing. Light bulbs burn out and sometimes they need to be changed. For whatever reason there are times in our lives when we used to get it, really get it but the light has just gone out or gotten pretty dim. That’s when our prayer should be, God I need to get it back. God wants you to walk in the light every day. He says so. (I John 1:7) So whatever place you find yourself in today God wants to shed a little light on it. Maybe you just don’t get it. Maybe you need to get it back. Go ahead and ask for God for a light bulb moment. Let there be light!