May 3, 2021
Mondays and the Lord is my Light Psalm 27: 1
The Lord is my light and salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27: 1
I am not sure if my cat is singing along with me or if she is a music critic! When I do my exercises each morning, I sing praise songs instead of counting and she (Sassy the cat) comes running in meowing. I started singing praise to God while exercising to prepare myself to begin my day in His Light. If my focus is on my Savior each morning, I am ready to dispel, with His help, whatever darkness I might encounter.
We need the Light of Jesus to direct us to the path we take each day so we are not overtaken by darkness. Sometimes that darkness is fear. Some elements of fear are:
F Failing to rest in the Lord's stronghold
E Entertaining the what if's...what if this happens or that doesn't happen
A Allowing our thoughts to dwell on the negatives of life
R Rejecting God's Light by not trusting His care and instead wrapping ourselves in worry
What are some ways we can choose the Lord's Light over darkness and fear? Praying of course, reading our Bibles and Christian books, loving others with our words and actions, giving our time and money to help our churches and those in need. And singing! Singing yes, you can do this as our Bibles repeatedly ask us to sing praises to God and (you don't have to sing well, just ask my cat-critic). Psalm 100 tell us to ma ke a joyful noise unto the Lord. Singing praises pretty much chases away spiritual darkness.
The Lord's Light is available to us or we can choose to walk in darkness and fear. Jesus would love to hear each one of us say and live " YOU LORD ARE MY LIGHT!"
seeking with you to always remain in the Light of Jesus, Susie
We all have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice. Albert Pike.