Have you discovered yet that God does things in sequence… in a progression. Just look to the front of the book He gave us and you’ll see that He does things “in order.” You need look no further than Genesis 1:3 to discover that LIGHT is the very first order of business with God. What good does it do to create beautiful waterfalls, colorful flowers and deep blue oceans if there is no LIGHT with which to see them? Yes, LIGHT is the very first thing that God created in the order of things.

In our lives, when He’s creating in us, LIGHT is the very first order of creation as well. A man, whose soul and spirit are in darkness, will never see beauty in his life or in his surroundings until LIGHT has been shed on his situation. You’ve got to have LIGHT to be able to see. It’s just that simple.

So, maybe we’ve been praying for our situations the wrong way. Maybe we should first pray that LIGHT will be shed on the situation so we can see it correctly. Maybe there are things we aren’t seeing correctly simply because not enough LIGHT is available. Take a hint from Genesis 1:3…when you’re praying for that situation, say “LET THERE BE LIGHT!”

My Prayer for Today: “Lord, shine Your light on the situations in my life. Darkness has hidden beauty and truth from me. But, Your light gives me the ability to see what is hidden… what has been cloaked in darkness. Let there be LIGHT in my life!”

John 8:12 (NIV)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Matthew 4:16 (KJV)
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.


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