Don’t be afraid of what’s waiting for you outside your door this morning, God’s got you covered.
“Light, space, zest – that’s God! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.” Psalm 27:1 (The Message)
News just in. You are the cat’s meow. That’s right, you. Don’t forget it and never let anyone tell you otherwise. Regardless of where you’ve come from or what you’ve done, you are on this earth for a reason. God has a plan for your life. You are his masterpiece. Stay classy…
“For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (The Voice).
Is fear turning you into a scaredy cat?
It seems that no matter where you look these days fear is all around us; newspapers, television and social media bombard us with news that can at times cause us to shrink back in fear. The result being, we miss the joy in the moment we’re in, because our minds have gone ahead into an unknown future, a future over which we have no control, no matter how much we worry.
Fear is a liar. We can either choose to consume it and be consumed by it, or we can choose to replace it with truth.
So today when you hear reports that have the potential to rob you of your peace, why not choose to stand on the word of God? That’s what I intend to do.
“The word of God, you see, is alive and moving; sharper than a double-edged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (The Voice)
Each night when I switch the lights off at my home a transformation takes place. With the coming of darkness, my normally sweet natured, lazy and slightly overweight cats become fierce creatures who fight mercilessly with each other, in between stalking about the house and torturing any unfortunate creepy crawly or rodent that crosses their path. Their nocturnal shenanigans bear little resemblance to the cats I know and love. However as the sunlight begins to pour in through the windows and paint the floorboards golden, my fierce furry felines once again assume their loving, purring personas.
I always find it fascinating how the darkness of night transforms a cat’s personality in much the same way that darkness of the soul transforms mine. I don’t know about you, but when I allow darkness to permeate my soul the transformation that takes place is not a pretty one. I become like my fierce little felines: I fight with those I love, I attack anyone I deem to be an easy target, and anyone who is unfortunate enough to cross my path will certainly wish they hadn’t.
While the transformation that darkness causes in my cats is exactly what God intended for them, darkness of the soul was never what God intended for me or for you. In the busyness of the world in which we live darkness of the soul can creep up on us. We can get so caught up in doing “stuff”- running from one activity to the next – that we don’t take the time to quiet our souls, to stop and reflect. To be grateful. To be in the moment. To just be.
So if you are hissing and clawing at those around you because your soul is in darkness remember – or perhaps discover for the first time – that you are loved. Loved by the one who is the light of the world. Loved by the one who spoke light into being. Loved by the one who knows you better than you know yourself, so allow his light to shine into your heart and refresh your thirsty soul.
Jesus: I am the light that shines through the cosmos; if you walk with Me, you will thrive in the
nourishing light that gives life and will not know darkness. John 8:12 The Voice