Day 16 :: An Intentional Seeking of the Light…

In some ways and on some days words just won’t do. They ring hollow. It was gloomy here yesterday and I was gloomy for a good part of it and well, I didn’t want to speak truths to you that my heart didn’t feel it could deliver on for myself that day. So I chose quiet. I chose to use more of my eyes and ears and less of my mouth and by the end of the day here’s what rang true:

 In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make. Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. ~ John 1:1-5

Since our power struggle  of yonder summer months we have this one problem bulb in the hood over our stove that keeps on burning out. I know I have replaced that thing at least 4 times in the past 4 months. It’s getting a tad annoying and light bulbs, as with so many other things, are getting a tad more expensive as well. Things like that never fail to color my day sometimes…but in thinking back I realized even though that light failed me yesterday, God’s light never will. Sometimes you have to just look a little harder for it on the darker days…


image via…{you guessed it…} The Graphics Fairy

Thus comes the reason for the pictures I shared yesterday. In going back through the photos on my phone I found comfort in the light and the shadows of the one with the cat… I saw God’s light reflected in the windows of that church… Hope in the blueness of the sky over the frame house at that intersection…unexpected playfulness in the results of reworking that little elephant pillow…friendship and encouragement from my girl who sent the Dolly pic and quote…

This morning was a new morning. Hallelujah. Amen. We sang and laughed in Wednesday night choir. Ice cream may or may not have been consumed with the menfolk upon arriving home and to borrow from Joyce Meyer, “I’m not where I need to be but thank God I’m not where I used to be!”

And this morning I was met with this is Jesus Calling:

 I enable you not only to feel comforted but also to be a channel through whom I comfort others. Thus you are doubly blessed because a living channel absorbs some of whatever flows through it.

His power and comfort flows freely. Never interrupted. The light may dim in our souls but it can never be extinguished like that pesky hood light.

Maybe your light and comfort may come in unexpected ways… God’s good at that

He opened up a rock, and water gushed out to form a river through the dry and barren land. ~Psalm 105:41

Wherever you find it today, I hope it’s refreshing to your soul and I hope you can intentionally take it along and share it with a world that desperately thirsts for it.

No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us. ~1 John 4:12

All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. ~2 Corinthians 1:3-4

xo, Heather

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