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Aug 13, 2009

This little light of mine.

It's funny how we get used to being in the dark.

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! :-)

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Daniel J Pesta said...

Thanks so much for an inspirational and heartening post, just what I needed to read and hear

:)
Daniel

August 13, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger erin said...

Thanks for sharing that! I liked the spiritual application, and also the video.

August 15, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Great post! I think I can apply this to how I went over a month with my garbage disposal broken, and I STILL have to remember that I can use that side of the sink again now that it's replaced. This was very inspirational. Also, the fear of the roaches I can apply to me too...and spiders and snakes too. The things my neighbors heard me scream while spraying raid in my old apartment - sheesh! Thanks for sharing your inner-most thoughts with the world. You are changing lives everyday.

August 18, 2009 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger thedif said...

OK. That put tears in my eyes. My little boy is 4.

August 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM  

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