“He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.”
2 Samuel 23:4
What makes your heart awaken? For what awakens your heart is worth paying attention to.
Think about sunshine—what daily radiance is showered upon you through it, what immense golden goodness. Every single day, over so much of the planet. It saturates the world, warming the earth, raising the crops in the fields by silent resurrection, causing birds to break out in song with the dawning of each day. It bathes everything in light, which then enables us to behold and enjoy, to live and work and explore. What a gift sunlight is—coming and going. I love getting up in the darkness of early morning and praying through the dawn. As I find myself drawing nearer to God, the room begins to grow lighter while the spiritual air clears around me. With a final amen, the golden glowing light of sunrise fills the room like the presence of God.
Pause, and simply be still for a moment. Let the presence of God surround you, for he is always here with us. Let his love come to you again, as you simply quiet yourself in his presence. His love is like sunshine in our hearts.
Click here for this week's Ransomed Heart Podcast to hear John and Allen share how to discover God's unique "theme" or advance words for you in 2019.