Over three decades ago I become interested in the Bible, having drank from the heavenly cup once, I have not been tired to drink more
In the previous articles, I have shared some of the minute lights that could be seen by people yea believers showing us from the word of God examples of some people who have seen minute lights when in dilemma and they have used those lights to positively change things around for them and others nigh by them.
However, it is in my heart to share with us how to explore and or use some of the dimmed lights we have seen to bring glory to the name of the Lord through our lives, ministries, and careers in the world. I desire to start the elucidation from this article.
How to Use Some of the Dimmed Lights Seen
Some people especially believers in the part of the world to which the writer of this article hails from have found it extremely hard if not near impossible to explore the dimmed lights they are seeing and making good use of them.
It is my strong believe that God does not want such for us, thence, he makes several avenues for us to learn one of which is coming through this article.
1. Remembering His Promises:
“Tough times never last, but tough people do”. We all ought to know that we are in the world and in the world we shall meet with divers of upheavals, even as believers. While meeting with such upheavals such of which have betide some unbelievers in the past and yea nigh us, and they overcame those upheavals, God also expects us to overcome all upheavals as believers in Him and through him.
Therefore when we find ourselves passing through “fires” of the world, “waters” of the world, “storms” of the world, we as believers should know that God is there with us, he is passing through the same with us.
“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” (Isa. 43:1-2)
Prophet Isaiah in the above chapter and verses has shown believers what the Lord will do when we find ourselves in those situations. It may interest you to know that the prophet has not stated that his children would not pass through such situations, but what he says is that he will be with us when we are passing through waters, he will not let the rivers of the world to overflow us, subsume and destroy us and would not allow the fire of the world to burn us. This is a sure promise and a good one that should always give believers comfort when we are in such situations and dilemma in life.
Waters, storms, fires of the world, all point at difficulties in the world, what we do not expect sometimes that appears to distort our plans and put our lives and careers sometimes in jeopardy. However, despite this he surely reassures us through his word that we are safe because he is there with us and his promises and words are yea and amen.
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2. We Need to Know Hope is Not Lost After All:
When we remember the promises of the Lord for our lives in such precarious and unexpected situations, then we shall be at peace. However some believers during this period have lost their peace, their joy because they have been lied to by some people that they are not expected to pass through such in the world since they have been saved but God has in no place in the bible says that. It is because of this anomaly that many believers have entered the snares of the devil and they have become slaves to the devil, false prophets, and his cohorts in the world.
Therefore, when we remember those words we shall be able to speak to the situations in faith. It is what one remembers that one has hope in but when one does not remember something then one would lose hope and would be thinking all has been lost listening to the inner voices of the devil that wants to lure the person away from his maker and God.
“…. weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psa. 30:5)
Mary Magdalene and others kept hope alive thus they could visit the tomb of Jesus very early morning on the third day (Matt. 28:1) Because they kept hope alive, their joy was full after visiting the tomb.
3. Speaking Positive Words to the Situation and Yourself:
The hope that we know is not lost through remembering the promises of the Lord would ginger our hearts to take another bold step of faith which is speaking to the situation positive words in faith. We would not only speak positive words to the situations but we shall equally speak positive words to our lives too. This was done by David when he visited his brethren on the battle field and when the enemies attacked his camp. (1 Sam 17, 31)
In the next article I shall continue with the exegesis.
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OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on June 29, 2021:
Rawan Osama. Thanks for taking your time to read through and dropping a note behind.
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on June 29, 2021:
Audrey Hunt. Thanks for reading through and the comment.
Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 28, 2021:
Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on June 28, 2021:
I like the term "minute lights." Excellent, inspiring thoughts to live by. Thank you for these positive reminders.
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on June 28, 2021:
Pamela Oglesby, Amen. I am "flattered" by your comment, I felt honored. Thanks for reading through and the comment.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 28, 2021:
This is a very good article, Olusegun. I like what you wrote about speaking positive words in faith. I enjoyed reading all these words of wisdom.
I like that quote: “Tough times never last, but tough people do”. I also like to know God is with us in good times and in bad times.
Blessings to you,