Light of Heaven

With a bout with “afib” (atrial fibrillation, irregular heartbeat), I ended up in the hospital. I sought the Lord for a word to stand on for healing. Psalms 27:14 was brought to my mind. It says, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” With that declared out loud being the spiritual application for remedy, and with the meds they were administering to me, at 3:20 a.m. the next morning the nurse came in and told me it had regulated to normal. That word “strengthen” in the Hebrew language means “to make alert”. So that night, and today, I read that “to make alert, on point, regulated, normal.” I am taking the meds in the name of the Lord, plus, my on-going application is to briskly walk a mile each day in the morning and a mile in the night. That gets that heart muscle pumping and physically helps strengthen it. God does his part, doctors do their part, and I am doing my part. In our large back yard there is an open area where I walk in an oval circle. It is 74 steps around, with approximately three feet per step, which makes it 222 feet. That times 24 times around, and you have 5,328. That’s the mile plus 48 feet. It is wearing a path. By the light of the early morning sky, once my eyes are adjusted, I can faintly see the path. By following the path I don’t run into the fig bush or the muscadines or the rose bushes by the archway. But, when the neighbor on the other side of the fence leaves the back porch light on, the other light in my eyes interferes with being able to see the path, particularly in the early morning when it is darkest. When I have just the light of heaven reflecting down, I stay on the path with no problem. There are many other lights in the world. They can make it hard to stay on the true path. Jesus Christ is the Light of the world. He came and suffered for our sicknesses and sins. He demonstrated that and taught that. He came to heal us and make us holy in his righteousness so we could stand before a holy God. His blood sacrifice on our behalf is what God sees as our qualification to enter heaven. Our “goodness” and good deeds in order to make it is another light. Keeping certain religious rules and rituals is another light. The blood sacrifice of the Light of the world, Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb of God, is the one thing he accepts. Believing on Jesus Christ, turning from sin, being “washed in the blood”, is the light to keep us on the path to be strong in the Lord. Then we are to be water baptized, baptized in the Holy Spirit, and walk with him in the victory of faith each day.


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