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|Posted on August 9, 2016 at 12:56 PM||comments (14)|
Sitting, relaxing, thinking and pondering. I notice the sky and how gray it is, looks like a storm coming. Our forecast is stating rain and thunder, and sure does look like that is what is to be.
Suddenly, without warning, a bright and brilliant burst of sunshine pops through my window and absolutely floods my room with light and brightness. My spirit immediately rises up to greet this sun. This "Son-shine" is flooding my soul.
Everything in my room looks brighter and softer, warmer and much more welcoming. God is good!
Do you realize how many times during your day that you step into conflict, words are said that hinder or hurt, darkness seems to prevail? Do you recognize how your spirit drops within in and your mind steps up into negativity? Do you know that you are an over-comer and can be in "Son-shine" whenever you please?
These horrific and painful storms come without warning into our life. They push in and intrude without invitation. Suddenly everything seems dark and hopeless and very overwhelming. What to do!!
You have choices, even in the midst of trauma and pain, disappointment and anger. You can turn into the storm and embrace all of it and bear the fruit of that decision. OR, you can turn into the "Son-shine" and realize God has promised a way through the storm and there are blessings waiting on the other side. It really doesn't matter what the storm is, nothing is new, but it does matter how you address it and how you purposefully walk through it. If you stop, if you stay in your pain or disappointment, you will not reach the destination God has for you. Realize that you will not have all the answers, all the understanding that you ask for or feel you need. Life happens. Life is not fair. Life can be hard in the darkness.
However, as you turn into the issue and give it over to Christ, "Son-shine" will flood in and change your perspective, your perceiving of the circumstance. This "Son-shine" will bring you revelation, understanding, hope, victory, and power to your testimony. Please do not give up! Please stay the course. Tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning and our understanding will expand more.
Dear Christian, allow the "Son-shine" to flood your life and dissipate the darkness that wants to stop you and lie to you.
Father God is a good, good God with your benefit always on His heart. Allow Him to refine you so you attain the prize at the end of your race!
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this daywhom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Romans 8: 37-37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
1 John 1:7
"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."
Psalms 31:19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men!
- Pastor Sandi