Oreos and Jesus. Seriously? That was the best I had. I have been wanting to start a blog for a while but the NAME?!?!?!!? Sooooooo hard. And, I really do love Oreos and Jesus. A lot.
But, I love the light. Love looking for it. Love seeing the light in other people’s stories. And this past year, HOPING to see it had become a solid challenge. So, when I started brainstorming a name for this blog; the LIGHT had to be part of it. And the hard had to be part of it. “How the Light Gets In” made my heart thump. The hard stuff these past months, days even, have broken my heart a little. Life does that. But God keeps shining through.
Back to the title… Journaling the next morning, I scribbled out all my doubts and questions and a very direct request that if Jesus wants me writing my story with His words; that HE NEEDS TO BE SUPER CLOSE ALL THE TIME. Typing that out shows me that I have bossy-pants issues with God even. Lord, help me.
Usually, after writing out my thanks and my requests and my worries, I pray. Specifically, I read two devotionals along with the scriptures they suggest and sit with them a little. And the “Jesus Calling” for that morning offered a few verses to nudge me to the keyboard this morning.
John 8:12 defines the LIGHT as “Jesus…the light of the world.” Then, in Matthew 5:16, Jesus says, “Let your light shine before others.” Are you with me here? And then, to kick my nagging self-doubt in the booty; Moses (in Exodus 3:11) whines a lot like I’ve been and God answers, “I will be with you.”
So here we are.
Be a light, reflect the light, go and find the light. If it feels too dark for you to even want to look; LOOK.
Today is my birthday!!! I am in a good deal of pain, Joseph’s MRI, spinal tap and double eye surgery are around the corner with who knows what to follow, PLUS I have to fill out medical forms for all five kids – not going to let the big or the little stuff poopoo my day.. I plan on soaking up sunshine, eating Oreos and thanking Jesus.