People of God,
We all have the moment where we allow God to say in our spirit "Let there be light." This happens when we ask God to know more of him. In Psalm 63: 1-2 "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary." Psalm 27:8 says "When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek." Isaiah 26:9 states "With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." God desires for us to come closer to him so he can shed more light to us, but with the light also comes exposure.
The Pain of Exposure
Exposure is needed to show that which is hiding in our spirit, but the exposure
also causes pain. The pain of knowing we have offended another or facing the
hidden issues of our past and present. Why are we so keen on keeping things a secret?
It hurts more and takes more effort to hide a matter, than it does to reveal it.
Keep this in mind: not everyone is ready to hear or capable of ministering to your
secret, so inquire of God to give you wisdom on whom to share this with. Remember, you don’t go to a dentist for a knife cut. Every person in the medical field has a specialty, so allow God to lead to the right person.
Change of Perspective
Yes, again exposure is painful, but I dare you to change your perspective.
Often times we look through hurt eyes due to our emotional and spiritual sensitivity,
so we view this process as God trying to hurt us; but this is not the case. When
viewing most social media outlets, there is always some type of challenge, so I present this one: The Perspective Change Challenge. Challenge yourself to change the way
you observe, instead of seeing it as God is causing me too much pain; see it as God
wants me closer and because he's Holy, I must be Holy (1 Peter 1:16). God desires me
as a part of his Bride so I must be without spot, wrinkle, blemish, or any such
thing (Ephesians 5:27). I must be properly dressed, I can't come in and consciously decide to remain the same (2 Corinthians 5:17; Matthew 22:2-14 [Really look at verses 11-13 dress properly]) I must change my heart and my mind (Philippians 2:6).
Saints, ultimately all our Lord wants to do in our lives is MAKE US READY for him (Revelation 19:7-9). Consider this: What bride, knowing her wedding is coming, doesn't prepare? Just like in the natural we get ready for our spouses, God is making us
ready for him. Will you be ready?
I am an authorized scribe for Bishop Alvin J. McCoy. Bishop McCoy is the Prelate and Founder of Apostolic Ministries Inc. with ministries in several states. Bishop McCoy is married to Elder Lisa McCoy and has authored two books: One God, One God Only and Words of Life.