Turning the Light On

It’s like God turns a light bulb on inside my head and I have a greater understanding.

Psalm 43:1-5

Reference: v.3a Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I never believed that I would be able to ski.  I’m not an incredibly athletic person and I’m certainly not a risk taker and I never went to the snow as a child.  With all of these things combined I just assumed I would never be able to ski.  Until I tagged along to the snow with a group of friends.  I must say that I was pretty shaky to begin with.  My first lesson did not go well and I felt like I spent more time on my bottom than on the skis.  However, near the end of the day, everything just seemed to click and I completed a full downhill slope with confidence and without falling over.  It was one of the greatest feelings ever.  I can’t explain exactly what it was that helped me complete that slope, it was just like I suddenly understood how it should feel to ski properly.

Application: Have you ever had those ‘a-ha!’ moments in your life before?  Those moments where everything just seems to click into place and all makes sense.  I find that I will sometimes have those moments in my faith too.  If I have a particularly issue that I’ve been praying about for a while there are times when I suddenly get some significant clarity on the topic.  It’s like God turns a light bulb on inside my head and I have a greater understanding.  Sometimes this is from a conversation I have with someone, a passage in the Bible that I read within the context of my issue or a thought just comes into my mind.  Either way, it is like God sends His light and I feel He gives me greater direction.  Whenever we experience times of discernment we wont always get this ‘a-ha!’ moments straight away.  Just like the Psalmist we must call upon God and continually ask him for His light and clarity.

Prayer: Lord, every day it becomes clearer to me that I do not understand everything.  Please give me the clarity to understand those things in my life that will lead me closer to You. Amen.

What are you seeking clarity for?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.