January 5, Today’s thought — Let There Be Light

Good Morning

And God said, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)

The first words we have on record of God speaking are highly instructive. “Let there be light” means far, far more than mere sunshine. In fact, the sun and moon were not made until the 4th day of Creation, yet Light was already so. What, then, did God mean when He said, “Let there be light”?

To find the answer, we need to look elsewhere in the Bible to see if there is any “light” shed upon this mystery.
The first thing we discover is that the Bible tells us — “God is light” (1John 1:5). The same author later writes twice that “God is love” (ch. 4:8, and 4:16). Thus we can surmise that “light” and “love” are spiritual synonyms; interchangeable with one another without compromising the express meaning of either.

With this in mind, we look back at the Genesis declaration and conclude that when God said, “Let there be Light,” He was in fact saying — “Let there be a revelation of My love!”

And there was.

In fact, everything that occurs in creation and in the Bible from that moment forward is in complete compliance with that unalterable decree. And the implications of this for us today are profound.

What would each day hold in store for us if we walked through every situation looking for how this or that could reveal something of God’s love to us. And just maybe, once we began to see this, we ourselves could learn to reveal God’s love to others around us.

Let there be light! — the single most powerful sentence you could ever say. ~~Rylie

Let your light shine for God – Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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July 16, Today’s thought – Praise Him

This tree lives down the road from us,
I think trees are so amazing
with their tenacity to keep growing not matter what…
hmmm is there a lesson in that?

Good Morning

Sunday Morning we sang the hymn ‘God is Love,’ by D.O. Teasley.
Verse 4 and the chorus:

Sing my soul, and all within me
Sing till all the clouds remove
Sing and praise and shout forever
for the Lord our God is love.
God is Love
God is Love
Song of angel choirs above
Hallelujah! God is Love.
Paradise now helps to swell it
Saints on earth a far go tell it
Satan;s host can never quell it
For the Lord our God is Love.

‘Sing till all the clouds remove!’

2Chronicles 20 tells of a great battle against the children of God.
The king, Jehoshaphat calls on God for help, ending with
(verse 20). . .for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
The prophet,Jahaziel, stands before the king and all the people and encourages them, telling them just where the enemy will be found and ( 15, 17)
Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
As the army of the Lord marched out the next morning King Jehoshaphat said,
( 20) Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
He, also, appointed singers and players on instruments to sing and play before the army: Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Can you hear this chant in time to the pounding of the feet:

Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.

And GOD. . .
(22-24)“And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.. . . and none escaped.”
(25) And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
(30) So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.

Oh! the blessings received when we first thank and praise the Lord for his mercy that endures forever.

Trust God for your day. . . Today.
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie