Last night I turned off the TV, turned on Christian music, sat in my favorite chair and “prayer-plained”. You know, complained to God in a form of a prayer.
But God is so good! He met me where I was. He is an amazing encourager. Through music, he reminded me that:
Fear is a liar.
I am an overcomer.
I am strong, brave, and free.
His love for me is overwhelming, never-ending, reckless and chases me down.
Then the Holy Spirit said, “read about the plaque of darkness.”
“So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt for three days. One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived.”
Exodus 10:22-23 CSB
For three days, Egypt was in extreme darkness. Isolated. No one could go anywhere. Imagine their fear. Imagine their uncertainty. But God’s people walked in light.
God reminded me that I am His and regardless to what the world is experiencing, regardless to how much darkness and despair the world may be experiencing, there is always light in my house because my house is His.
So I began to declare truth over my house and my heart:
In my house there is light for the Light of the world dwells within.
In my house there is joy.
In my house there is hope.
In my house there is love.
In my house there is peace.
In my house there is laughter.
In my house there is health and wholeness.
In my house goodness and mercy abounds.
In my house praise and worship rise.
In my house fear is eradicated and anxiety is banished.
Friends, the Light of the world lives within you. I know darkness, despair, fear, and anxiety are banging at your door. Don’t open your door to the darkness. The light within you is stronger than the darkness. Remember who you are and whose you are. Declare who you are. Shine your light upon the darkness and it has to flee. No weapon formed against your house can survive.
God has ordained we are like the Israelites during the plaque of darkness. The world may be in darkness, but we walk in light! Somebody say Amen.