“Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew her struggle, but eventually all knew of her LIGHT.” —NIKKI ROWE
She was looking through the door of life for many years. Locked within herself, gazing at the light outside and not knowing how to live in the light. Wondering what it would be like to live in this LIGHT, The true light of life. For many years, she didn’t have the courage to open this door. But after many struggles, she finally had the strength to open it.
She reached out to hold on to the light, and to her surprise the light was pleased to hold onto her more tightly than she ever could have imagined. This light wasn’t ordinary or like light that the world offers, but this light was magnificent and divine. This divine LIGHT is God. He was revealed to her through her beautiful children years ago. He has spoken to her in her dreams and visions.
After she offered her heart to Him holding her hands in prayer, she had a glimpse of His glory. Her life has been changed since that moment. Her prayers began to be more about His WILL instead of her will.
He taught her through His word who He is and who she is. She’s His beloved child and He loves her. Not because of what she does, but because who He is. He forgives her and reveals to her the purpose of her life.
And most importantly He first shows her how to love him and then how to love everyone else, just as He loves them. He instructs her not to judge anyone but to forgive everyone and make room for everyone’s mistakes, just as He has made room for her mistakes. He teaches her to live in the present, not in the past. She can’t go back to change the beginning, but she can start where she is and change the ending. She does not need to grasp for or fear the future for He is holding her tomorrows in his capable hands. She looks for and finds God in the present.
He supplies her with an abundance of love, even for those who hate her. She can choose to pray for those who hurt her instead of getting even and can choose to forgive. She can not make any of these choices without the Lord’s strength. Of course she stumbles in her daily life. She is just a human. She lives in a fractured world, but she no longer falls, for God is holding her in the palm of His hand. In fact, the lower she bows before him, the higher He lifts her up.
She no longer follows empty rituals, but she has a child-like relationship with her God which helps her to follow him in her daily walk. No more feeling guilty or burdened with sin. She is who she is and she will never depart from the TRUTH. She found the true light and will remain in the LIGHT. No other power can separate her from this divine truth.
Nevertheless, she’s aware of her weakness. God says to her in his word, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
(2 Cor 12:9) Therefore she will boast all the more gladly about her weaknesses, so that God’s power may rest on her.”
She is no longer standing behind the door in the shadow of darkness, feeling confused, fearful, and doubtful. Now she’s standing in the shadow of the ALMIGHTY.
What matters to her now is that the Lord her God empowered her to walk through the door of life. He welcomed her into the spaciousness of God’s light. She can hardly contain her joy and has peace deep within her. She sees His miracles everyday and wants share them with the world. Her God is no longer compartmentalized in one part of her life. He is involved in every area of her life. She understands the path of knowing God is not easy. But she has hope that the God who invited her into this brilliant LIGHT will continue to shed light on her path.
Her final thought to others is this: “It’s not about who is right and who is wrong. It’s about who GOD IS. It’s not about who wins or who loses. It’s about loving one another as He commanded us to do.” As God unveils His glorious power and love to her, she prays that He will use her humble life for His purposes to reach others around her. This is not her story, it is God’s story unfolding in her life. She is simply telling you what God has done to make her His precious child.