Monday, July 27, 2009

Light in the darkness...

2 Samuel 22:29
You are my lamp, O LORD;
the LORD turns my darkness into light.

(orchid at the Steinhart Aquarium)
I know it's not Wednesday...but I needed this today. As a matter of fact, I need Truth, or scripture (which I believe to be Truth) every day. Not just on Wednesdays. So, because this helped to lift my spirits this morning, I wanted to share it with you...Wednesday or not.
A while back as I was putting this blog together and trying to decide which "direction" I was going to go with it (as you can see I decided on "no direction"...ahem), I kept seeing "Wordless Wednesdays" on many other blogs. It was a time to just post a picture without words...which was a nice thought since sometimes we just don't have the words. But when I think of the word "word" I think of it in terms of THE Word, God's Word or Truth. And it made me realize that my Wednesdays are never wordless...because I always have The Word. So I decided that I would do something similar...but it would be Wednesday IN the Word. And it's been great...and it gives me a direction...and a bit of consistency to my blog.
I am who I am because of God and His Word. And I read it, at least a little bit, every day. Sometimes I just think about it in my head from verses I've memorized (which aren't many...but I'm getting there!) and sometimes I'll sit and read chapters with a pen and a highlighter at the ready. I'm not strict about how much or how long. If I get too legalistic on myself I tend to rebel so I just read what I need to read. And each day it's different.
So, I figure if I am going to put myself out here and share with those of you who care enough to take the time to stop by on a regular basis to see what I'm up to, I figure I may as well be real. If I'm going to do this, then I'm really going to DO this. And not just the pretty parts. Because as we all know, sometimes this whole life thing just isn't pretty at all. Sometimes it's downright ugly. But thank God, literally, there is always beauty in the midst of the ugliness...and light in the darkness.
Thank you, God, for turning my darkness into light.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Sometimes it only takes a few of HIS words to make a difference in our day.

Camie said...

Thank you, Michelle, for listening to that still, small Voice. I needed this today - and everyday. The power of God's Word is amazing...

dmoms said...

I love your Wednesdays and whenever verses : )

Dave said...

Hi Michelle, Lisa showed me your blog this past week when we were at Donner. I love it. Love the pictures. Love your musings and wisdom on life. We share a love of the Word and words. Amazing how similar hearts that draw life from God are in their struggles and joys. I can relate to so much that you've written. You have the Dobrunick funny bone that I have long enjoyed. And you are a wonderful writer like your Aunt. I will visit often. Linda

Dave said...

P.S. that is a picture of Dave not me, since I was on his gmail account. oops.

Beegirl said...

Thanks. I needed this today. It may sound funny, but it's one for the medicine cabinet. I have little devotions taped in the back of my medicine cabinet that I read every morning as I brush my teeth. Kind of like a spiritual pep talk to get me going. It's a funny place, but I look at it every day. There is also a four leaf clover taped in there that my dad found. Doesn't hurt to have a little luck too..

Michelle said...

Hi Linda! I'm so glad you are here! I really appreciate your encouraging comment...and I would love it if you came by often! "The Dobrunick funny bone" made me laugh...and cry a little. That's an honor... Tell Dave hello and "see" you soon...xo