When we want to know if something is of the Lord, we bring it into the light. We bring things to the Lord for clarity in our perceptions. This eliminates assumptions and misconceptions, and enables our decisions to be filled with confidence in the Lord.
There are some stores where we shop that the light is so dim we have difficulty seeing what we are getting. There have been times where I thought a piece of clothing was one color, and discovered it was a different color when I placed it under a better light. The same is true for objects and most of all, relationships. What appears to shine on the outside needs to be placed under the light of the Lord to determine if it’s the same way on the inside? This is accomplished in the presence of the Lord.
It’s in our fellowship with the Lord that our fellowship with others becomes free from what is unseen in the natural. When we praise the Lord, pray, worship, read the Word of God or fellowship with other believers, the light is even brighter. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Light. We can trust that as we abide in Him deception will attempt to hinder us, but will utterly fail and come to nothing. We shall know the truth and the truth sets us free, from glory to glory!
Ephesians 5:13 “But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”
As soon as God instructs us to do something, no matter how insignificant, the enemy will try to bring doubt to cause us to go no further. When we waver, we go back and forth on a decision and cannot move forward. We remain at the same place; we take a few steps forward and then the doubt moves us the same few steps backwards. As we learn to trust in the Lord, we become steadfast and move with surety in our steps.
The first lie satan spoke to Eve made her question herself, “Has God said?” As we place our desire to obey the Lord above all else, we move forward no matter what, enabled by the Holy Spirit. We do not question God. We take all thoughts that are in opposition to God’s will captive immediately. God is able to speak loud enough if He wants us to go another direction. He does not do that through doubt, unbelief or fear. He leads us by His spirit; His peace, joy and righteousness.
When God decides, He also provides. We stand by faith and wait upon His ways. God is so awesome that He carries us through any back and forth moments. He helps us to walk in even more determination, from glory to glory!
James 1:6-8 “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man supposes that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”