Thursday, 26 September 2013


A number of candles have been lit this week, especially with Nathan's birthday having just past. I am sure you can all picture your family moments, when the birthday boy/girl gathers around the cake, ready to blow out the candles? But, I wonder if you have ever considered that Proverbs speaks of our 'spirit' as being a candle of God? It is an unusual suggestion, but this is what Solomon wrote:

"The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly." - Proverbs 20:27 (KJV)

This verse implies that God's spirit joins with our 'spirit' and then shines into the depths of our lives. The Holy Spirit shines into every corner of our 'belly' revealing all that is hidden there - thus, we can't hide from God - God knows every part of our lives.

I find that the more we have to hide from God, the less we like to spend time with him. It is almost as if we are afraid that he will shine too much onto our 'dark spots.' In truth, it should be liberating to allow God's spirit to shine into our 'bellies', so that God can heal our deep wounds.

Why not try and spend a few minutes with God today. Give the Holy Spirit freedom to shine his light in your life.

Living in Grace

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