The more we walk with God and immerse ourselves in His love, the more our nature is transformed “from glory to glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Our thoughts, emotions, and internal drives conform to the nature of God, which is the image of Christ. The image of Christ is the perfected blueprint of humankind which was in the mind of God before the world was created. The more that the image of Christ is restored within us, the more light of God’s love can saturate every area of our lives.
Beloved, in the midst of darkness, resist the temptation to believe that you are powerless. I have not sent you into the world unequipped and unprotected. In fact, you are a mighty one in Me, capable of overcoming any obstacle that stands in your way. The power that dwells within you is My light, and that light is love.
The foolish seek and exalt earthly forms of power. They accumulate wealth, knowledge, cunning, the favor of men, or physical might. Yet all earthly power pales in comparison to the power of love. Just as water has the ability to erode rock until it shatters and crumbles, so too can the light of love within you overcome the darkness. I urge you not to underestimate what resides within you.
In the face of insurmountable odds, unleash My love. Allow your joy to lift heavy circumstances. Watch as your peace settles the greatest of storms. Your patience, kindness, and goodness has the ability to soften hardened hearts. Your gentleness will heal the broken spirit. The fruit of love that you bear by My Spirit will always shift the atmosphere, so hold nothing back.
There’s no need for you to fight the darkness, beloved. You don’t have to kick, scream, or struggle. Remember that the very nature of light simply makes no room for darkness! So I call you to simply be, simply love—simply shine.
Galatians 5:22–23 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Matthew 5:14-16 (TPT) And you, beloved, are the light of the world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. Similarly it would be silly to light a lamp and then hide it under a bowl. When someone lights a lamp, she puts it on a table or a desk or a chair, and the light illumines the entire house. You are like that illuminating light. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to Me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.
My Beloved Bride, I call you forth now to restore My people. Help My people to safe harbor. Emit My Light and mark the danger zones for them. Help those who have gone astray, and guide them safely to shore.
There’s no need for you to be afraid anymore. Walk in the way that I have shown you. I will be there in your midst. There are many dangers on the path home, so I need you to help them to cross over. Share with them the gospel. Be My light in dark waters. Permit Me to share with you hidden meanings of the lesser known truths of gospel. Submit My writings to you with others who are lost and hurting. Remember, I will be with you.
I AM the LORD. I brought you out of Egypt and out of the house of bondage. You will have no other gods before Me. Purify yourself daily in the water of My Word that you may have clean hands and a pure heart. Do not lift your soul up to an idol. Acknowledge Me in all your ways and I will make your path straight. Fear Me, submit to Me. I will be your shelter in the coming storm. I have prepared a place for you. Walk firmly in the things I have taught you and I Myself will be your shelter. Believe Me and trust Me, dear one. I have a plan for you.