Darkness cannot drive out darkness.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Will we recognize the light when it appears, will we even want to receive it?
The scripture tells us that people will become more wicked and wiser (in their own minds). We have information coming at us from all directions. Most information comes from the agenda of man, then truth. As Christians, are we worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ or the promises and safety of news outlets, political parties, symbols, or communities?
I would say that no man’s word is higher than the Word of God.
If God is true and we are in relationship with Him, what is the problem? We seem to be selfish. We want what we want, and we want God to deliver as we see best. Some ask God to take away a virus, but do not want to believe the science on how to help reduce the spread. Some ask God to stop injustice, but then move to retribution to make the point. How does any of that make sense? It doesn’t. There is no wisdom in darkness. We are having conversations but may not be hearing. We want change tomorrow, without understanding tomorrow is always a day away.
- make or become different.
- take or use another instead of.
- the act or instance of making or becoming different.
“the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society”
The changes that we are seeing today did not happen overnight. They have been in process for generations. It has been a long time standing on God’s promise, to see what is occurring today. To see its fullness, will take even more time. The Word says let patience have its perfect work in us.
Why do people believe it is so hard to find fairness in the change? Why does the pendulum have to swing so far from the right to the left and back again? Why have people decided they need to worship a person, symbol, or idea more than the Word of God. Just because the flesh is tickled by what feels good, does not make it right.
Are we missing the blessings because we have been conditioned to avoid or failed to hear truth? In John 5: 1-18, Jesus healed the man at the pool. In verse 8, Jesus said “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” This is the response in verses 9-10. At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.”
The Jewish leaders did not rejoice over the blessings but rebuked the man for carrying his mat on the Sabbath. Today, people are upset because the Confederate flag is being removed or at the prosecution of police officers accused of violent crimes. Are we missing the blessing of hearts being healed? Look at the NASCAR drivers and crew supporting a driver who was brave enough to say that a symbol glorified more in movies and by a part of the population, is also a representation of hate and terror? Are we missing the police officers who want change, so that they can protect everyone equally and fairly? These officers are out in the communities partnering to make things better.
We spend too much time looking at the dark and becoming frighten of what we may lose individually.
What I know for sure is that our God is more than enough. God is light and He has an overflow supply of provision, grace, and mercy.
When we operate with the wisdom of God, loving our neighbors as we love ourselves, we are all lifted higher. Let us look for the light in every situation, receive wisdom, moving and saying only what our Father says to do and say. We cannot get weary in well doing. When we stay the course, we get to participate in seeing things on earth as it is in heaven.
Regyna Cooper is a Pastor, Wife, Mother, Strategist, and Author. Her passion is helping others find success, by birthing their dreams and living a resilient life. As CEO of Maxser Group, she is a coach and advisor helping leaders achieve the success they envision. She is the author of Miscarriage of a Dream…In Pursuit of Purpose, contributing author in the Amazon bestselling book The Queens’ Legacy, Contentment Connection: 75 Ways to Grow Joy & Satisfaction (Entrepreneur Edition) and the publisher of From Crackers to Caviar…Guide to Personal Development.
Regyna is Co-Pastor of Restoration International Christian Ministries in Towson, Maryland with her husband James R. Cooper, where they are called to help God’s uncommon leaders to be equip, empower, and restore to their called positions in the Kingdom. She lives her dreams by helping clients with innovative, faith-based, action-oriented results. Her diverse background gives her a wonderful perspective when providing solutions and helping other to overcome roadblocks.