"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: January 7

"...the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory" ~ Isaiah 60:19b
Tap this stone lightly in just the right place and it splits to expose a facet of diamond hard truth which causes us to wince and close the Book or come again for further cleansing at the feet of the One who has promised that He Himself shall be unto us an everlasting light! An everlasting light exposing us as we are all the way to the very depths of our beings. Even the prodigal son had to "come to" himself before he had sense enough to go home to his father. We need to "come to" ourselves. To see us as the way we are. We cannot begin to explore the deep places until we have allowed the Light of Calvary to shine into the shallow corners first. We may cry out sincerely for oneness with Christ, for power in our Christian lives. But "the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light" and we need to look by the light of the Lord. We cannot plead lack of light. The light is the Lord. We need to look at the thin, wiry streak of criticism twisted through our natures. We need to look at the unlove we feel toward that particular Christian brother or sister. We need to look at the blunt self defense we try to disguise under the cape of intercession for someone for someone else's shortcomings. We need to look at all this and more in the light of the One who is our everlasting light. If we do, we don't dare plead blindness or lack of illumination. He has promised to be our everlasting light, and "in Him is no darkness at all."
"... I am the light of the world. ... The darkness is past and the true light now shineth."

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