"Then shall your light break forth like the morning."
We could all use a little more light in our life especially now.
If we had it, we'd have more clarity, better understanding, and less confusion. The prophet Isaiah declared that if we would divide our bread with the hungry and bring the homeless into our homes, cover the naked and stop hiding ourselves from the needs around us, our light would break forth (Isaiah 58:7-8). He also said our healing, restoration, and the power of a new life would spring forth quickly. That sounds like a plan to me.
So you have to get out of your bubble. Stop thinking that everything necessary must pertain to you.
Isaiah also wrote of justice, and he said it would go before us and conducts us to peach and prosperity, and that the glory of the Lord would be our rear guard. If we are actively helping the oppressed, God goes before us and He also has our backs. I like that feeling of safety and certainty.
Isaiah further said that if would pour out that with which we sustain our own lives for the hungry, and satisfy the need of the afflicted, our light would rise in darkness and any gloom we experienced would be comparable to the sun at noon (Isaiah 58:10). The sun is very bright at noon, so it sounds to to me like helping people is the way to live in the light.
I think most of us waste a lot of time trying to get what God will gladly give us if we simply do what He is asking us to do: care about the poor, the hungry, the destitute, orphans, widows, the oppressed, and the needy. Live your life to help others, and God will satisfy you in every way possible.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "realize my needs are met when I meet the needs of others."
Help me to meditate each day: "Lord, lead me to your flock."
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.