19 “This is the basis for judgment: The light came into the world, and people loved darkness more than the light, for their actions are evil.20 All who do wicked things hate the light and don’t come to the light for fear that their actions will be exposed to the light.21 Whoever does the truth comes to the light so that it can be seen that their actions were done in God.”
The emphasis is mine.
God, what are you trying to expose in us?
Before sharing: Let’s be mindful of your intent. Exam your own life, do not use this to ‘show’ someone their issues. Let the Holy Spirit do what He does. You are not the Savior of that person or those people. God is addressing and dealing with you and your issues first.
(Disclaimer: It is suggested that the eagle’s rebirthing process described was past down by generations and is not reflective of the actual process the eagle goes through.)
Out of a Bible Study Series, this process of things coming up or being revealed has been like a shift needed in order for the Lord to take you to the next stages, levels and dimension for our lives.
My prayer is the Lord will surround you with people that will support you in this difficult cutting or exposure process. That anyone that can hurt or hinder you further, be removed so you can see the true calling and plan God has for your life. His plans are good and not to harm you.
Meditate on the words of this song:
Covered by Anna Dow and Michael Dow of Burning Ones
Part of the issue with people (around us) being transformed (or experiencing church hurt) and seeing the light in you, they see what you do when it is not Sunday.
You have the strength, courage, power and determination in church. But does that transform to your life outside of the church?
Does YOUR LIFE reflect the power and strength which you speak or display at church?
I’m not talking about mistakes, I’m saying a consistent pattern of behavior that become characteristics.
Are you declaring the power of God and all his mighty works during service but when you get home you are stress about that bills or don’t apply to school or do not pursue the promotion or do not start that business or overcome addiction? How are you allowing God to work in you when you are not at church?
You can tell people all day about the power of God, but you my dear have to walk that thing out in order to see the power you speak/preach reflect in your everyday life.
Are you in love with your bondage and chains? (Really think about that) Do you like being the victim because you are comfortable there, you know how to operate there? If so, you are limiting God’s ability to truly operate in and through you.
Maybe you do not know how to operate on the next level or dimension God has already been trying to take you.
It’s not easy, but when you commit to God, you commit to His Will and His purpose, even when it is not comfortable.
Lack and fear DO NOT come from God. Our God is all powerful and He gives us that power.