God is beginning to teach me things in new ways. It’s awesome. Lately God has been showing me very clear mental images. Sometimes it’s a scene, like one time that I wrote about a couple months ago (you can read that one here…it was weird and awesome). Sometimes they are just simple images. Either way, I think God is using my acute sensitivity to visual beauty to REALLY impress certain things on my heart.
A couple weeks ago, I was singing to God at Emanate and I saw an image of myself in a dark room. I was all alone, standing still in the center of the room, and in front of me was a large, bright light bulb. We’re talking like blindingly white. But in a warm, inviting sort of way, you know? Even though it hurt my eyes to look at it, I couldn’t look away! Instinctively I reached out my hands to touch it, but immediately I pulled them back. What was I thinking?!?! It was a giant light bulb! Of course it was hot! It BURNED my hands! They stung… and I felt so stupid for willingly reaching out and putting my palms against a hot surface. Did I really graduate kindergarten?!
After I got over the shock of the burn, I looked down and noticed that my hands were starting to heal. The blisters were slowly melting away and the skin beneath was stronger and BETTER! So I put my hands against the light bulb again.
This time it didn’t burn.
It was warm to the touch. I held my hands against the glass and watched wide-eyed as the light from the bulb entered into my hands, flowing through my veins, up my arms, past my shoulders, into my entire body until I was GLOWING. I took on the same blinding effect of the lightbulb. But now it didn’t hurt my eyes. It was warm, flooding, unstoppable light. It was INSANE!!!!
Earlier that night I had prayed that God would FILL me with HIS love, HIS compassion, HIS Spirit.
This image was God’s way of saying to me that He will do just that.
Posted on Sunday, March 18th 2012