When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
We love our golden retriever Molly so much, we can’t imagine life without her. And, she lets us know that loves us lots too. She makes sure that she is close to one of us every moment of the day and she shows us love every opportunity she can—she’s one big love bug!
However, what I don’t love is the hair she sheds every single night. Every morning I seem to get up to a rug of hair in our bedroom. I have found that the best time to clean this blonde rug is during the morning hours. You see, the sun light perfectly comes into our bedroom in the morning and I am able to see every strand of hair she has shed. The sun allows me to see what I can’t see later in the day.
This particular morning as I was vacuuming Molly’s hair, I was reminded of the other “Son” that shines into my life—Jesus. Just like Molly, I can go through life not seeing the areas of my life that need to be cleaned, however, when I sit with Jesus during the morning hours, He places his light on areas that are hidden but need to be taken care of.
Areas that I may have ignored or areas that I just can’t see on my own but need to be cleaned…
How do you see your deepest vulnerabilities? What lens are you using to get the best and most accurate view? While I love great self-help books, and we all need them, I need the Word of God and Jesus himself to be able to not only find these areas of my life—but to clean and also heal them as only He can.
My friend, don’t go too far into your day without spending time with Him first. You see, if I don’t clean up Molly’s hair first thing in the morning, then with my own feet (actions) will manage to spread all this dirt everywhere I go and with everyone I see.
Remember to take a moment to Just Breathe just as your day gets started…