Light exposes the true character of everything Ephesians 5:13
The light coming from the moon was so bright the other night. As I pulled into the driveway, I didn’t even need a porch light to get into my house. The pathway leading to my door was perfectly illuminated by the moonlight.
Light exposes darkness.
We had a slight problem recently. It seems that one of my fabulous thrift store furniture finds brought an unwanted guest into my home- roaches. Yes, I shudder even typing the “r” word. It is no secret that they like the dark. Is is any wonder that these detestable pests scamper at the first sign of light? I crept into the kitchen many times in fear as I flipped on the light switch…fortunately I only saw one or two run for cover, but I knew there had to be more.
I could have left it alone, and kept spraying the one or two that I would see, but I knew if there were one or two, that there had to be more hiding- in my walls, cabinets, other tiny crevasses that harbored snug hiding places…
Which got me thinking- how many times have I tried to mask something that was happening on a deeper level in my personal life? I can paint smiles on my face and stuff away feelings, but unless I go to God about all things, they will always be there, lurking in the darkness.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18
When I come to Him, just as I am, I don’t want to stay that way. I want Him to change me. I want Him to disinfect every area of my heart that offends Him. I don’t want any sin critters running rampant inside of me, I want them all gone!
It is so easy to make excuses for ourselves and to continue to mess up and do the same things again and again… but we don’t have to! Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can be free from the things that are holding us down, keeping us from living a life of abundant joy and peace. And praise the Lord- my not-so-friendly critters are gone!!