Sunday, September 5, 2010
The way I was inspired to write this note is a little funny, though I wasn’t laughing then. I was in my room, PHCN as usual living up to their name ‘held’ the power supply. I had switched off my lamp as I was about to leave the room. I knew the way out, had passed that way uncountable times but I was still trying to get some little light from my phone when all of a sudden I found myself on the floor! My feet had hooked the bed and I came crashing hard on the floor, of course my poor phone joined me too. Thankfully, we made it up with minor bruises and no broken bones, but while I was yet still on the floor, trying to figure out what had just happened, from ‘nowhere’ came a clear thought, ‘this is what happens when you are detached from your power source and you try to walk without His light, you grope, stumble, and eventually fall’ Then the words started flowing and I realized it wasn’t ‘nowhere’.
‘Let he who is standing take heed lest he falls’ Even as we grow in our walk with Christ and get to overcome our weaknesses and strongholds progressively, no matter how old in Christ we are, if we do not take heed, we may and probably will fall. We cannot begin to qualify nor quantify the discovery that light brings. The advent of electricity revolutionized the world for good. When the Word enters us, it brings light (we see what we were other wisely blind to) and understanding comes to us. When you enter a mall stocked with loads of goods, if the mall is unlit and dark, you wouldn’t realize the ‘treasure’ in that place until light is brought to make you see what you might have missed.
A lot of us may not understand ourselves right now because we have not allowed God’s light in us. ‘I am the way, the truth, the LIGHT, no one comes to the Father except through me’ Jesus said that. He is God’s light. Have we allowed Him uninterrupted power supply in us, or we choose to operate like PHCN although in this case we are the ones who ‘switch off’ and disconnect ourselves from His constant and never failing supply? James 1:5, a version says if we do not know what to do, we should ask Him and He would gladly, ungrudgingly show us. ‘And you would hear a voice that says this is the way, walk in it’.
His light is constant for us to see, get wisdom, understanding and be ordered right, only if we decide to use it. A man in a ‘totally dark room’ cannot see his left from his right, doesn’t even know where he is standing and hence will be very confused and unfruitful. A man in a ‘partially dark room’ may see only to an extent and he would need to move slowly and grope to feel things lest he stumble and fall, but a man in a ‘brightly illuminated room’ has a very clear vision, he can see where everything is placed and has free, full and unrestricted movements. When we dwell in Him, we are like the man in the brightly illuminated room, our vision is sharp. He causes us to see beyond the normal and natural and we experience liberty to live to our fullness. When we let his light shine in and through our lives, it witnesses to people, they observe (notice and attracts) and bring glory to the Father (Matt 5:16).
No matter how long we have stayed in the light, once it is cut off, darkness sets in and we begin to lose our vision, become stagnant or restricted, stumble and invariably fall. I don’t know about you but I like ‘light’ and all it does for me and I have decided to stay connected to an uninterrupted source of light that my flow might be constant. That’s the only sure way. I am tired of the devil stealing from me, he likes to put believers in the dark, and while they are busy groping and trying to find their way, he’s stealing, killing and destroying, and they don’t even know it! Stealing ideas, stealing blessings, killing dreams, destroying destinies. Wouldn’t you agree it pays to have light?
How do we come to light? Jesus brings the light. He is our link. If you are confused, discouraged, stagnant and unprogressive, choked and boxed, tired and weary, oppressed and you feel like giving up, I suggest you don’t. I recommend The Light, Jesus to you. Even when you are not sure about you, because you are connected to the right source, an uninterrupted source you can depend on, you can cast your worries and trust Him to lead you. All things work for your good when you love God and are called (walk) according to His purpose. What would He have you do? Deut 10:12-13, no sacrifice, no heavy payments, just fear Him, walk in His ways, love Him, serve Him, obey Him and it will be well with you.
The Light causes you to see clearly, brings a sharp vision. Dr. Myles Munroe said, ‘without vision, a man has no leading’. I say WORD! Sometimes, a vision could mean understanding, which we know His Word is famous for. If things seem hazy right now, maybe you need to check if you are still connected to the source and if you are still connected, please stay connected, lest you fall down ya-ka-ta like I did while trying to leave the room (laughing).