Open Up Let The Light In

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“Open up let the light in”

Music has always been a way that the Lord has spoken to me and this morning was no exception. A beautiful song called “Open up let the light in” by Steffany Gretzinger came on my phone and just hit me hard. The song is literally just those words over and over again. But, they are so powerful. Especially this morning as God has been showing me things with this theme of light.

“Open up let the light in”

I was listening to a podcast of a writer and speaker named Renee Swope and she shared of how she struggles, even now, with believing in her gifts. In this podcast she spoke of a moment where she was getting ready for a speaking engagement in her hotel room and she was not feeling capable. That others were so much more capable than her. That she should not be doing this. She was in the bathroom at the time and in this moment of doubt God chose to use it. She turned around to get something and saw her shadow on the wall and it startled her as it looked so much bigger than her own shadow. God spoke to her and reminded her that she had turned from the light, so she needed to turn back. That in her doubt and fear of her abilities she had turned from the light.

“Open up let the light in”

That is me this week. I have been struggling with this gift of writing as I have not thought of it as my gift. There are so many other people in this world that are so much more talented and more accomplished than I am or ever will be. That my words just don’t compare to theirs.

“Open up let the light in”

But then He has reminded me through so many words of affirmation from friends, co-workers, people through people of how God is using these words to reach them. Even yesterday the Lord used my words to connect me to a total stranger (now friend) through email that God used to touch her heart. My words matter. They matter because they are not mine, but HIS.

“Open up let the light in”

That promise that I made to allow Him to use me is happening. Every day in ways that seem like small ways to me but to the Lord they are HUGE. You see, I am helping Him bring His people back to His Kingdom. Me. He reminded me that I said it wasn’t about me, but about Him. I need to take my mind off of my agenda and timing and see that I am making a difference. One person at a time. Isn’t that what I want?

“Open up let the light in”

So, this morning as I struggle with this idea of wanting to make a “big” difference I need to remember that I am spending too much time turning away from the light. Away from what He is doing. In my life. In others.

“Open up let the light in”

To those of you who have heard our loving God through my words.

To those of you who have chosen to turn back to the light by going to church again.

To those of you who hear the Lord speaking to you and helping you see His purpose for you.

To those of you who are seeing a glimpse of that light at the darkest time of your life.

“Open up let the light in”

How blind I have been to the Light. To God and His gift He has given me to hear and read and see it through others. I’m sorry, Lord, for being caught up in my own darkness and shadows and miss You. I get the privilege of seeing You this way and I will work harder to honor You, Father, and those who are sharing of how You are working in their lives.

“Open up let the light in”

So, today, let us all let the light in. Into our hearts, our souls and see Him today. In all of His glory.

“Open up let the light in”