Sunday, August 30, 2009
He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, ‘The Lord does not see us; the Lord has forsake the land.’” Ezekiel 8:12
In the darkness we do a lot of things that are not honorable. Under the covers, behind closed doors, hidden in the corner is where our true nature comes out. Being in the darkness it is comfortable, it is quiet, it is welcoming to those who want to keep things hidden. But the thing is we cannot run from God. God can see in the darkness. Nothing is hidden from Him. That is good. But really is the darkness bad? At night if you see stars, you need darkness. For sleep, you need darkness. Darkness at times is peaceful, but it is what you do in the darkness is what is important. Being in the darkness is not sinful, the purpose and things you do in the darkness determines if it is sinful or not.
You know I like being in the dark. For me it is fun and it is relaxing, but there are also things did in the darkness that wasn’t glorifying to God. However in the darkness there were times of great prayer and great revelation. So what odes this mean for me? I know God sees everything and know everything that I do. So the fight isn’t that I should avoid the darkness, it is what I bring into the darkness. If I bring His glory into the darkness then it will be awesome. But if I bring my sin nature into the darkness then that’s not good. Darkness can be very beneficial but very detrimental.
Lord i bring you into the darkness so that You can light it up with Your light. I pray for your guidance and love.