2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE GREAT HEALING.
I boldly wrote that in my journal on January 1st. It is a deep conviction for me. This is not wishful thinking, it's real to me because God reminded me that He planned to do something special in my life this year.
Let me explain.
My whole life has been a healing journey. Childhood was agonizing. But God took me on a journey in my 20's and 30's that healed that stuff.
I have been on a healing journey for 42 years. The LORD has done, is doing and continues to do a deep, tailor-made work in me and through me.
BUT something dropped deep in my soul when I lost my influential position at a mega church fifteen years ago. I went from feeling like I could do anything to feeling like nothing I did mattered.
DISAPPOINTMENT OVERSHADOWED MY FAITH
My light, my witness, my testimony was gone. I felt like a dejected football player who dropped the ball on the most important play of the game and caused his team to loose the big game. I lost my right to have anything good in my life.
Fast forward through fifteen years of working out the messy middle and I am in a different place now. I'm no longer dependent on a position in my career to give me an identity but I am hungry for a fresh move of God.
HOW DID LIGHT TRANSFORM MY HEART
I could give you a self glorifying report about how through my application of the spiritual disciplines I worked out my disappointment. But that would be a big fat lie. I went through a scary, messy, shameful battle. I detest feeling weak and powerless like a cold shower.
I found freedom in discovering my weakness not by willing myself through the pain. Jesus showed up in the weakness over and over. His compassion came in with THE LIGHT.
THE LIGHT IS THE HEALING PRESENCE OF CHRIST PENETRATING YOUR PAIN.
Do you want healing or an excuse to stop trying and quit believing? That's what Jesus showed me. Healing Light is Jesus taking the a truth-laser to my excuses. The laser is not being used to hurt me but to transform and to cut away the stuff that stops me from growing.
YOUR SECRETS MAKE YOU SICK
I was hiding from God, my wife, my friends and the rest of the world. I didn't want anyone to see me with my clothes off. Pride said, "Nobody's going to see me struggle." UGH.
The healing began as I learned to respect the Light and welcome the warmth of God's loving hands of correction. I healed slowly but after many, many real and raw encounters my heart went from hating myself to whole-hearted acceptance of the real me; including the weak me.
The Healing Light is God's presence that shines into our spirit-man producing spiritual health. God's energy contains truth. We need truth to restore us to the proper order.
YOU CAN'T EXPERIENCE PART OF THE LIGHT
Expecting Jesus to want a little piece of your life is like expecting a 5-year-old to want a bite of your ice cream. He wants it all. Jesus wants all of you. Light doesn't take over part of a dark room. Light casts out all the darkness.
Jesus said it like this: "I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, THOSE WHO EMBRACE ME WILL EXPERIENCE life-giving-light and the will never walk in the dark.
His embrace is a take over. It's not done by force but His love is unrelenting. Stop trying to control your destiny. Receive the Light. Let it shine through you and you will be healed.
I pray that 2019 is a year filled with HEALING for you and your family!!!
source LIGHT(JESUS CHRIST) is the problem.
HOW DO WE GET MORE OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST?