This little light of mine.
The past few weeks I've had no electricity in my bathroom. Something happened one day where I was washing my face and suddenly my lightbulb above the sink went POP and a small little spark came out. Um, yeah, that's not good. So I tried the breaker, and it came back on for a day before the electricity in the bathroom went out again. So, I started to adjust to making my way around the bathroom with the light from my bedroom, and the light from the chandelier in the dining room on the other side.
This went on for weeks. Sure, I could have called an electrician right away, but that would have been too productive for the procrastinator in me. I was busy, traveling, working, living and calling someone to repair it sat at the end of my To Do list. I continued to shower in the dark, wash my face in the dark, put on make up in the dark. I just got used to it.
Until finally, in an attempt to clean out my inbox for work, I came across the number of a person someone recommended could fix my light for me. So I called it, and within half an hour, he came over and fixed it.
He left and I went back to working. But everytime I've ran to use the bathroom, and even washed my face before bed, I continued to do it in the dark until it hit me finally, oh yeah, I have light now. I can use it.
I realized how used to being in the dark I got. Almost like a new habit I formed. I got comfortable. And often times, isn't that exactly how our relationship is with God? He wants to shed new light into our lives, but we are used to being in the dark. It's comfortable. It's a habit, and change is uncomfortable. It's almost scary to ask Him to shed new light on something because we have no idea what He's going to throw our way to make us grow and become something new. Like how hard it is to get to the gym, and once you get there you realize, this isn't so bad, what took me so long to get back? Or how I took weeks to call a handyman, and within an hour, my light was fixed again. After he left, I was like, geez, that was easy, what took me so long? The Lord tells us:
"So I tell you, ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you." Luke 11:9
But we don't receive because we don't ask. We choose to sit in the dark.
What are you waiting to ask God for? He's a BIG God and can handle big requests. I dare you to throw it at Him and see how beautiful His light is. Don't worry, He won't blind you.
By the way, one of my favorite Christian books that changed my life many years ago is "Just Enough Light For the Step I'm On" by Stormie Omartian. A must read! Check it out!
And I leave you with a cute video by a little boy named Daegan that I found on YouTube. If he can sing at the age of 4 with cancer "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine," so can you! :-)