A mornings Insight

With a prayer on my lips “Good morning God” I sipped on a dark strong coffee in reflection to some of the Psalms I had read earlier. “Why do I not have the exuberance of the psalmist towards you Lord?” I asked out loud. I stand in front of the patio doors overlooking the deck. The sun was coming up on this frosty morning. “Lord, sometimes I have a frosty heart. My heart is turned cold so easily. Cold when I watch the news, Cold when I lie down and when I wake in the night. Why?

My mind skipped to a line of a memorized verse I John 5:12 “He who has the Son has life…” I whispered. A few minutes had passed in my reflections and I saw my frosty heart melt as I felt it. I saw what God was telling me. Unfolding on the deck was my spiritual insight which I share with you now.

shadows from grill and deck railing keep the deck cold, frosty and slippery

Wherever the sun was shining the frost was melting. Wherever there was shadow, the frost remained. Our hearts are like this

My thoughts and the corners of my life are shadowed so easily by people, events, life and everyday concerns. In Christ is Life, all else can create shadow if it becomes more important or out of place.

What casts shadows on your heart? What things or people are in the way of the warming light of Christ that would frost over your peace, joy and Love given so abundantly by the Love of Christ?

“….let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

May we allow the Son to shine on the deepest pockets of our hearts today and melt any coldness in our hearts.

Gary

22 thoughts on “A mornings Insight

    1. So true Brian. Anyone that does not believe our savior gets personal with us has to be lacking in openness to his word and cant sit still long enough to see and hear the whispers and rays of light on places in us needing light

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    1. Thank You Mary. You are so right and Jesus is very personal and comes to us in very unique and personal ways (even tho he is always with us). I often have insights while drinking coffee. It’s not the coffee as much as it is that I am being still enough and long enough to drink it without spilling…LOL

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  1. Great post! We must not let the shadows get in our way…God’s light is with us moment to moment, no matter what else is happening. And His light shines in every crevice; with Him, all things become clearer.

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  2. “May we allow the Son to shine on the deepest pockets of our hearts today and melt any coldness in our hearts.”….. I love this. May it ever be so. Gods blessings to you Gary. ♡

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  3. Thank you for sharing your morning insight Gary. The Scripture verse you quote fits the narrative perfectly. I like what you wrote “ Wherever the sun was shining the frost was melting. Wherever there was shadow, the frost remained. Our hearts are like this”

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    1. So many, if not all the principles of our spiritual life as well as relationships are displayed simply and endlessly in nature all around us. We are without excuse.

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