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  • Writer's pictureHeather Roberts

We Need Light!

We Need Light

I saw an enormous wall like-tower. It wasn’t a straight tower but was curved not as drastically as a full C pattern. I wondered how it could stand without toppling. At the top of the tower, it had Lego-like attachments to connect to the next layer. Though I thought I would certainly not want it to go up any higher, it had an ominous feel to it.

            “This is your vain imagination.” (concerning an issue I had brought to Him.)

“The problem is that not only can you not see around this monstrosity. It also blocks the light from anything around it. The things behind and beside the tower are completely without light.”

            When I asked how I created this terrible tower? He stated, “Self-reliance, held together with pride.”

            I repented of self-reliance and the pride that comes with that type of attitude. I then saw the tower not topple over, which would have caused significant collateral damage. But it simply deflated and collapsed into itself. Like a bouncy house, that’s plug had been pulled.

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We need Light.

Do you have any towers that block out the light in your life? Sometimes we operate under or behind one and don’t even know it. The light has been blocked from us and worse yet, we’re the ones who did it. We need to repent to God. And if we don’t repent, it may have to be a person who is used to point out our sin, pride, and wrong thinking. It’s better to have the Lord search and correct your heart and thinking in private than to have to be publicly reprimanded.

Either way, He is faithful, and He knows we need the Light. He will not leave us in the darkness, even of our own making.

Lord, we need Your Light.

“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John 1:5, NKJV)

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” (John 8:12, NKJV)

What is a vain imagination?

(2 Corinthians 10:3-6, KJV)

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Have you ever wondered what a “vain imagination” is? I’ve been contemplating this a lot lately. Allowing the Lord to search my heart and thinking to see where I agree with illusions.

Vain imaginations are when we create our own movies or scenarios in our heads that aren’t rooted in reality. They are our own vain/ self-centered/ indulgent/ self-pity/ entitlement/ beliefs that taint the reality of our world. We may think the person who carelessly spoke to us was a master manipulator set to pull down our God-given destiny. When in fact they are just a careless person and we need to speak to our problem or (perceived problem) and tell it to get under submission the submission of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We need Light.

Prayer for you and me: Lord Jesus, your light has come. And we praise you that Your grace that is more than enough for all things that we encounter. Search our hearts so that You might show us where our sins and wrong thinking are so that we might repent. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

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