“The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another, and stars differ from star in splendor.” 1 Corinthians 15:41
I could see the stars through the skylight in my bedroom. It was about 1:20 last night when I was awakened. I needed to find peace because something was causing me to have a high level of pain. I gazed at the sky and could see it was crystal clear and my little rectangle was blanketed with a million stars. I can remember the first time I visited the Adirondacks laying out on the lawn at night and being utterly amazed at the pristine view of the Milky Way. No light pollution altered the twinkling lights from above. Truly Magnificent. We always have been somewhat of star gazers and have a telescope to bring the view closer to us. Many cold winter nights we wrap ourselves in blankets and go out to explore the heavens. As I prayed underneath my celestial view last night, I thought of how we bring things closer to us. To see clearly. It is intimacy.
Our prayer life is the most intimate gift to bring the Lord closer, see His guidance with a new clarity. I prayed boldly for the changes that our presenting in our world. And as the verse intends us to contemplate comparing stars to our bodies which will differ from our present ones, All who believe in Christ have hope. so this pain is temporary. I prayed that as the church we see ourselves differently now, more readied with a revealed clarity that we become bursts of light wherever we go. Pull heaven down around us in prayer. He has risen. And let us all in faith be united in Christ. “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” My peace bringing thought is every place I go is Holy because He is there. Just like the stars which can not all be gathered in my view there is so much yet to be seen. I must continue to pray.
Just two girls in the woods for ONE, thinking of the riches of prayer.
We love to see people flourish. Faith is a building block of life. And anything that undermines that foundation can have a devasting effect on how we see ourselves and relate to others. We realize this reality in tiny moments of self-consciousness. And, at times we might justify our hurt and pain. Change the script of negative messaging that can overwhelm our thought life by building your knowledge of Biblical Truth. Will you consider for just one moment the role of God’s Love. It truly will keep your heart uplifted.