Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Every Cirumstance

Morning Thought: You need strength for the difficult times, but also strength for the good times. Think about David. Once God’s Word was fulfilled in his life and his kingdom was secure, he became complacent. That’s when he comitted adultery and murder. Good times can be deceptive because you think you have arrived. But really the journey continues. We can’t settle for this age; we live for the One who is to come. Whatever time you are in, seek his strength so that your life will honour him. “In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:12b-13, NASB).

God’s Surveillance

Morning Thought: The Holy Spirit is the best surveillance system. We use surveillance to detect intruders. It helps us watch over our property, businesses and nation. In the same way, the Holy Spirit enables you to discern good and evil, the things that will strengthen and ruin your life. At first, your personal surveillance may be broken down. But as you let the Holy Spirit (who is in you) teach you God’s Word, your eyes will be opened. Now you know what to receive and reject. Let the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth today. “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come” ‭(‭John‬ ‭16:13‬, NASB‬‬).

The Pilot & the Pandemonium

Morning Thought: A pilot needs to stay calm while navigating through a storm. Otherwise, his crew and passengers will be in jeopardy. Jesus knew God’s peace in the pandemonium. The storm raged and he slept. Of course, his disciples were infuriated: “Don’t you care, we’re going to drown!” But Jesus knew that he was Lord over the winds and waves. He has authority, and he even shares his authority with you. “Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:24-26‬, ‭NIV‬‬).

Attention!

Morning Thought: One of my memories is of my mom helping my elderly grandmother. As my mom would take her mom in and out of the car, she would exclaim in French, “Attention!” In French it sounds different than English, and I asked my mom, “what does ‘AH-tahn-she-own’ mean?” “It means watch out, be careful,” she replied. Every time I read Jesus’ exhortation for us to “watch and pray,” I think of my mom, grandmother and the call to watch out. Jesus is calling us to attention: to be alert and watch out. It’s very easy to fall into the enemy’s traps if you don’t have a watchful eye. Jesus said, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew‬ ‭26:41‬ ‭NIV‬‬).

The Unseen Ministry

Morning Thought: The people never saw the lampstand, the table and the altar of incense in the Holy Place. And yet, God commanded the priests to keep the lamps burning bright, the bread fresh and the incense continually rising. This ministry was for him. The heart of God’s call for you is in the secret place. It’s when you keep yourself burning bright in your heart, fresh in your spirit and constantly prayerfully, that you will be rewarded openly. People will be strengthened from the light shining out, but most of all, God’s heart will be warmed. “The lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD must be tended continually” ‭(‭Leviticus‬ ‭24:4‬, ‭NIV‬‬).

The Vision of Jesus

Morning Thought: The vision of Jesus transforms. I don’t mean seeing him with your physical eyes. You may see my outward form, but still not see me. Many who saw Jesus while on earth, didn’t really see him. What I mean is seeing Jesus with the eyes of your heart. It is only the Father by his Spirit that truly shows us his Son. And when you see him, you will be changed. Even your character will grow more like his. “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit” ‭‭(2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬, NASB‬‬).

You are Loved

Morning Thought: Know that you are loved by the Father and his Son, Jesus. Children that know they are loved have a deep sense of security and peace. They are not afraid of getting kicked out of the house. They do not worry about where the next meal is coming from. When they are scared, they run to their parents. Knowing you are loved means knowing you have a home. God will provide for you. You don’t have to fear. And when worried, you can run to him. May you have a revelation of the Jesus Christ’s love today. “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭3:17-19‬, NIV‬‬).

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