The other week during the early morning service at our church, I experienced a sweet, sweet moment with the Holy Spirit of God. I know that God is always with me, but I love it when the Holy Spirit reveals that He is closer than I can imagine.
It was the very beginning of the service and our pastor asked that we all join hands during prayer. I took hold to the hand to the right of me. There was no one standing to my left. The pastor began to pray. I glanced behind me to see if I could reach the hand of someone, but there was no one close enough.
I bowed my head and all of a sudden heard “His” still small voice. “You can hold my hand,” the Holy Spirit softly whispered. I smiled, my eyes still closed. I reached to my left and took hold of the Holy Spirit’s precious hand. The experience was so real to me that I felt that if I opened my eyes that I would actually see Jesus, my Lord and Savior, standing to my left smiling and holding to my hand.
It was too much of a temptation to keep my eyes closed when that emotion, that feeling, that supernatural knowing was upon me. And, so, I opened my eyes, looked to my left and saw……my own shadow stretched out across the floor, and, again, I smiled. The Holy Spirit brought to my mind the fact that just like my shadow is a reflection of me, I, Diane, as a child of God, am a reflection of Jesus Christ. As a Christian, a child of the Holy God of our Universe, I represent Jesus Christ and all that He stands for. I am to be His light to all that I come in contact with. I am to let my light shine, the light of Jesus Christ within me, and I am to give light to all those who Christ brings down my pathway.
I sang a solo that morning called “Keep Me in Your Will,” by Jessica King. The lyrics say, “Keep me in Your will, so I won’t be in Your way.” That is my prayer, today. I pray that God will always keep me in His will that I will be the reflection of who He wants me to be and I will bring honor and glory to Him by the way I live my life.
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”