Invasion of Light

Discovering God's Glory One Day at a Time

Category: Morning Thought

Flooded?

Morning Thought: Have you ever been flooded by tragedy? I’ve had some flood-like situations in my life. It looked to me like the waters would overtake me. But I learned something. After the flood, God causes the waters to gradually recede. It doesn’t happen instantly, but soon you begin to see the peaks of mountains. The windows open and you start to hear the sound of birds singing. Then there’s green shoots of life that emerge. Joy returns and the waterlogged land dries. It’s not long until the abundance that was lost is restored. Reading Noah’s story I was inspired by this line: “The water receded steadily from the earth…” ‭‭(Genesis‬ ‭8:3,‬ ‭NIV‬‬). As you trust God, the flood waters will recede and bountiful life will be restored.

First Things First

Morning Thought: I’m thinking about Mary and Martha today. Martha had such a beautiful heart––she welcomed Jesus into her home. However, she got distracted by being a host and forgot what was most important. What was first? Coming to a place of rest and listening to Jesus. Jesus wants us to enjoy his presence and Word. Sometimes when we hold church meetings and big events we also get distracted. Yes, there are preparations, but let us not lose focus. Jesus wants us to experience him. Let’s prepare before hand so that we can enjoy Jesus’ presence, sit at his feet and wash in his Word. “Martha welcomed Him into her home…Mary…was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations” (Luke 10:38-42).

Running Out of Charge?

Morning Thought: Have you ever had this experience? You’ve put your phone on the charger, and then a few hours later you check it, and the battery is still depleted. You thought it was charging, but when you double checked, the phone wasn’t correctly plugged in. This has happened to me quite a few times this past week. I’m reminded that we really need to be connected to Christ in order to be recharged. You may think you’re connected, but if power isn’t flowing into you, there’s something wrong. Today, get rid of anything blocking your true connection to Christ. “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me” (‭‭John‬ ‭15:4‬, MSG‬).

Take Out the Papers & the Trash

Morning Thought: Taking the rubbish out of your house is something you must do continually. Otherwise, your house will become maggot infested and disease infected. Your heart is the same way. When anxiety, stress, anger, grumbling and sin fill your heart—it’s time to pour your heart out to God. Pouring your heart out in prayer helps get rid of the garbage. If you don’t, you’ll find decay starts seeping into your bones and blood stream. But if you do, you’ll find that God replaces your junk with his love and grace. “Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” ‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭62:8‬, NASB‬‬).

Untold Riches

Morning Thought: Imagine you met a young man with $10 million dollars in his bank account. And now imagine that this young man is complaining about how little money he has. He gripes and grumbles, whining about how hard his life is. You may be tempted to slap him in the face and tell him to wake up. “You’re better off than 99% of the people in this world! Why are you complaining?” Yet, this is how we act as God’s children. The Father has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ. Why do we grumble? Do we not know the riches of his grace? Ask and you shall receive. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬, ‭NASB‬‬).

How to Unlock God’s Word

Morning Thought: Our four-year-old daughter, Valerie, has never been taught to memorise. Yet, she remembers all the four and six digit passwords to our phones. We told her them a couple of times, and now she unlocks our phones all by herself. Why? She loves what she can do with them—playing games and watching kid videos. We memorise things when we delight in them. It’s the same with Scripture. Nothing will keep you out of the Word when you enjoy it. Memorisation and meditation will be easy when it’s your joy and delight. Father, cause us to delight in your teaching. “Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers” (‭‭Psalm‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬).

Give Me This Mountain

Morning Thought: Standing between you and God’s promises are giants and strongholds. These promises are your birthright, your inheritance. God has made a covenant with you through Christ. These mountains and lands are yours. But you will need to claim them. Think about Caleb. He was eighty-five years old. He knew the mountain and hill country around Hebron was allotted to him. Even though giants resided there, Caleb drove them out. Today, take the ‘land’ God has shown you. “…Here I am this day, eighty-five years old…Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said”” ‭‭(Joshua‬ ‭14:10, 12‬, ‭NKJV‬‬).

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