Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Giving and Receiving

Morning Thought: Paul praised the Philippians for sharing in the ministry of ‘giving and receiving.’ He put ‘giving’ first because it is more blessed to give than receive. Yet, receiving is important too. Paul marries ‘giving and receiving’ together. If you give, you will receive. Jesus gave everything on the cross and received an eternal Kingdom. Put giving into practice today and watch God open the windows of heaven over you. Paul writes, “When I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only…And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:15, 19‬, NIV‬‬).

The Fragrant Offering (Audio Message)


How can you bring God a fragrant offering? Here’s today’s message from Philippians. Enjoy!

The Highest Form of Prayer

Morning Thought: David’s climatic prayer at the end of Psalms’ Book II was: “And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭72:19‬ ‭NASB‬‬). David wants God’s name glorified and the earth to be filled with God’s glory. This is the highest form of prayer. Jesus taught us to pray like this when he said, “Our Father, hallowed be your name, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Make your prayers like this: all about God’s glory and it’s manifestation on earth.

Understanding God and his Ways

Morning Thought: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” This is not a blind trust, it’s trust IN THE LORD. How can you trust him, unless you know him? When you dive into Scripture, you get to hear and see God’s understanding on things. This means unlearning many things the world’s taught you. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, press into knowing him. Then he will guide you and make your path smooth. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge [know] Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬, NASB‬‬).

The Crisis & the Cleansing

Morning Thought: When you truly hear God’s Word it creates a crisis within. “How am I able to live up to this?” This crisis compels you to call on the Lord. “Father, empower me to live out your Word. Cleanse me from all my unrighteousness.” The Word that pierces like a sword produces prayer. And prayer connects you to God’s power. The Word that is not converted to prayer will make you feel condemned. But the Word converted to prayer brings cleansing. When you cast yourself on Christ’s mercy, the Word is no longer a threat, it’s your friend. “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:16‬, ‭NASB‬‬; cf. Heb. 4:12).

Move Forward

Morning Thought: Sometimes in a race you trip and fall. You may get up and be so disoriented that you run in the wrong direction. Those in the stands shout, “You’re going the wrong way!” But the shock of the fall makes it difficult to hear. If you’re dwelling on your past sins, even offences against you, you’ll start running the wrong way. Forget what’s behind, even yesterday, so that you can move forward today. Fix your eyes on the goal: Jesus. “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬, NASB‬‬).

Rich in Times & Seasons

This morning I wrote a little poem inspired by Psalm 62. It’s not a rhyming poem, more rhythm and word plays.

Rich in Times & Seasons

Your soul
Suffers not
Of diverse
Times and seasons.

The multitude of
You shall

But, the Lord
To be your

Your vista,
Open ocean
Sun-scorched sands,
May be.

Yet, not your
But faith,

Faith sees
Your salvation,
Not surroundings.

Your God,
Your glory
Of manifold
Strength and songs.

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