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The Light House

A Beam of Light, In This Dark World.

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Hi Guys! I am an aspiring writer who enjoys uplifting others. My daily goal is to be a light in this dark world. I pray this encourages you!

“I Will Not Fail You!”

This phrase from the thirteenth chapter of Hebrews has been in my spirit lately. In this chapter God promises he will in no way ever fail us or leave us without support. Many of us think we are alone daily because we lack physical help or support but God’s word has promised us as our father, he will never leave us alone without support. This made me think about the love I have for my child as an earthly parent. Lately I’ve been trying to obtain a new level of success, I’ve been feeling like in some ways I’m failing my son. In reality, I’m not I’m just being hard on myself right now. I’m pushing myself so that I will never have to fail him. I want to forever be his biggest supporter and greatest asset. This took me back to think about all the times I felt so alone and God never failed me. All the times when my situation looked hopeless and God stepped right in and did more than I ever asked of him.

This point made me remember that you have to be down and out before God can step in and work a miracle or before we can feel like he is going to fail us. If I never got in those situations where I could have failed, how would I know for sure that God won’t fail me? Look at David in the lions den. Although David was thrown into the lions den, God still didn’t fail him. God closes the mouths of those hungry lions and Daniel slept peacefully because he took God at his word. But if Daniel was never thrown into that Lions Den, how would he know that God wouldn’t fail him or leave him without support? It’s something to think about it.

I say all of this to say, no matter what you’re going through, remember God will in no way fail you or leave you without support. No matter how dark it might look, remember it’s darkest before the dawn. That moment when you feel hopeless and you’ve exhausted every option know that’s when God will step in and blow your mind. People may fail you, but remember God never will, trust him.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M.

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Trust & Obey

These last few weeks, I’ve been reading and thinking on a lot. I finished the book of Exodus this weekend and that is partly what promoted me to do this post. Many of us say we love God and that we want all the blessings he had for us, but yet when he tells us to do something we either don’t obey or we obey slowly. In this walk with God we have to learn how to trust and obey him. We need to trust and obey him even when the situation looks like it’s not what we want. If it’s what God wants, then it will work for our good.

How many times has God asked you to do something or not do something and you did it anyone and something bad happened? I can think of a few of those instances. Take the children of Israel for example in the book of Exodus. God promised them he would take them out of bondage and into a land of milk and honey but they had to follow his directions and obey his commandments. After God set them free from Phaoroh and fed them daily manna, they still coudnt obey. They disobeyed God so much that they never mad it into this land of milk and honey. The stayed in the wilderness for many years and died there when they were only supposed to be there for a few days. And the main reason for them not making it, was disobedience. While God does have grace and mercy, after a while he will stop giving you all those chances. He gets tired too. Also we have to remember that God is a gentlemen, he’s not gonna force his way into your life or force you to obey his word, he gives us free will.

I was talking to my best friend last night and I told her I was considering moving. I told her I liked the city I was in but I wanted to be closer to more family at this point. As we went on talking and I kept thinking, I told her I know God sent me here to this city by myself because he had to break me. I was way to dependent on people and he had to break me from that and some other things. He had to teach me some lessons. We serve a jealous God and he wants nothing before him.

With that being said, just think back on what God has been asking you to do lately. Have you been ignoring him out of fear? You can ignore God all you want and try to run, but you will never get to your land of milk and honey until you obey his commands and pass the test he is trying to give you. How quick or slow you get to your promise land is totally up to you. God will take you around the same circles over and over again until you get it. Once you get it, take those things you’ve learned and apply them to your life once you get to that land of milk and honey. The land will be different for all of us, it will be your land of abundance. Stop struggling and barely getting by and obey God’s voice. If you think he’s not telling you to do anything, you’re just not listening. Trusting his word and believing that he will keep his promises is necessary but until you obey his voice, you will never get those promises. So the next time God asks you to do something, obey him quickly. That one act of obedience could lead to that breakthrough you’ve been praying about.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M

Peace Is Priceless!

Can I be honest and say this past week has been a bit rough for me? It seemed that everything that could go wrong did. My son was sick and it took the doctors days to realize what was wrong with him. This caused me to have to miss work but yet my co workers kept annoying me with questions at home while I was dealing with personal matters. I will be finishing grad school this week and I had to complete my thesis by this weekend and with a sick child, you can only imagine how hard that was. Regarding this thesis, my professor after giving me some feedback on my paper, said I needed to be more analytical. As you probably can already imagine, by Friday I was at my breaking point. I had absolutely enough of this week and I was ready to say forget this paper and everything else. Deep down, I knew I had come to far to quit and that I simply had to fight through this process because I knew my promise was on the other side pf this test. Needless to say, I made it through the week and I by the grace of God, finished my thesis on time.

Being that I made it through this test I had to be sure I attended church this morning. While sitting in church, I got to thinking. I though about all the things I had been through this week and how despite all the things I was going through, I still had money in my bank account, a nice car to drive, a decent job, and enough clothes and food for me and my son. I had all these material things but yet it seemed in my mind, home, and career, I had no peace. This made me realize how priceless peace is. It made me think about how some of the richest people in the world end their lives because they have none of the most valuable thing their is, peace. There is no way you can buy peace. All the money in the world wont help you obtain one ounce of it. Most times we get so caught up in chasing money that we forget the most important thing peace. Having what some people perceive as a good job or a nice home mean nothing if you don’t have any peace there. So with that being said, I have taken a valuable lesson away from this week. Instead of pursuing what pays me the most money, I will pursue peace because at the end of the day, that is what matters most. That is what will keep you sane through the hard times. That peace is what will keep a smile on your face, even when things are falling apart all around you. So this week, as I go out to seek new job opportunities, if I happen to accept a job that people around me do not view as “good” or “better” than what I have, I will remember that as long as I have peace about it, that is what matters. Peace is priceless and we should pursue this over all.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M.

Stop Trying to Figure Out How….

How many times have you prayed for something and then went back and forth in your mind trying to figure out just how God was gonna work your situation out? I know I do this almost every time I have a problem and every time God shows me his ways are not my ways. I run down every possible scenario about how my situation would turn around and just how long it would take and every time my timeline is off. For example, I have been wanting to make a career change. I’ve gone over in my head what kind of job I would get and how I could adjust my daily regimen now to fit this new job and just how much money they would pay me. Can I tell you the God has not worked out the situation in any of the ways I imagined. Many times I need to pay a bill and I am wondering how I will get the money and I sit and stress and try to thing of ways and just when I stop thinking about it, God comes in and does the unexpected. Many times we can hold up our own blessings by trying work out every situation ourselves instead of letting God work. From now on I just give up on figuring out the how in my situation and even the why when things don’t turn out my way. I am not God, I will only ever know what he reveals to me. Now I just make sure I do my part and give God something to work with. For instance, I can’t expect to get a job if I never fill out one application or turn down any interview that I am offered. I still continue to do my work but after that, I need to step away and let God do his work.

I just had to make this post to let you know that you too should stop worrying about the how. Do your part and just believe that it will happen. I promise that God will come through just in time with the when and why. If you move back and let God do it, he will send you the perfect thing at the perfect time. It will be better than what you even asked for. For example, if you are believing for a house and your credit score isn’t the best, apply for the loan and leave the rest up to God. He will put you in places that you never even qualifies for if you let him work. I’m not sure what you are going through tonight but I just came to remind you that God is taking care of it. I promise he will work so much faster if you take your hands off of the situation and let him do his work. Sleep tonight knowing that he is working on your behalf.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M.

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Why Do We Settle?

Have you ever wanted something and had an idea of just what it would be like when you got it? For example you wanted a significant other that fit certain criteria, but then you met someone that was the exact opposite. Then when we meet this opposite, what do we do? We just settle for them and put all that criteria and the vision we had to the back burner. Do you know what this is called? It’s settling. As humans male and female, we settle so much. Not only in relationships, but in our careers, our education, even in our thought life. But why do we settle? Do we settle because we just want that one thing so bad that we take the closest thing to it that crosses our path? Or do we settle because we never even believed the thing we envisioned existed in the first place? I know for me sometimes I can become doubtful that the thing I envisioned will ever even cross my path. Then I had to remember that I serve a God that can do anything at all and that is very concerned about me. He knows everything that’s hidden in my heart and even the number of the strands of hair on my head. He makes the stars and the waves obey his command. If I know I serve a God that can do all this, why do I think he can’t send me something that is above or beyond whatever I even envisioned? Truth is fear makes us settle. Fear of the unknown can get you to settle where you are or just settle for something you never really wanted in the first place. When that fear creeps in I have to remind myself that God did not give me that feeling. And the next time you get ready to settle, you should remind yourself of the same thing. And before you take something that you really never wanted, remember that you don’t have to settle. If you just believe and wait, God Can send you something so great, you’ll think him everyday that you never settled.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M.

Don’t Worry We Can Fix That….

How many of us have made a mistake and tried to hide it? Chances are, we’ve all done this. My son does still all the time. He makes one small mistake like spilling his snack on the floor and instead of asking me to help him clean it, he hides it from me. This got me thinking. We do this to God all the time. We make one small mistake and we run and hide. We start missing church, stop praying, just almost turn our back on God. In our minds we think we’re running from him but in all actuality, God sees all. By the time we hide and run we make the situation so much worse and once we are down to nothing we then turn to God and ask for his help. Imagine how much better of you would’ve been if you would’ve talked to God earlier? I always tell my son, I love him and to never hide anything from me. God is saying the same thing to us. God is saying come to me, we can fix it. Imagine if this one thing you’re holding onto could be blocking your blessing. So whatever you are struggling with tonight, take it to God. Even without your help, God Can fix it. You and him together are always the majority.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M

For All Those Things I Never Knew About….

It seems we are always coming to God asking for strength, money, peace, a significant other, but yet have you taken time to thank him lately. No I don’t mean thank him for your nice house, your car, your kids. Of course in all things we should give thanks to God, but these things are obvious. It is so important that we thanks God also for all the things he did that we never saw. Thank him for the drunk driver that he kept in the house tonight so you wouldn’t get hit on your way home from work. Thank him for that man or woman that walked out on you because they had a horrible background you never knew anything about and you could’ve become their next victim. Thank him for protecting you from attacks and diseases when you were out doing God knows what with God knows who. Thank him for not letting that person break in your home last night. Just thank him for every single thing you cannot see. As humans, our flesh makes us only think about things we can see. But in the spirit realm, God works with everything we can’t see. I know he is working on my behalf right now and he will continue to as I’m sleeping tonight. I know right now he is working on your behalf too. He’s touching that mans heart right now to give you a call for that job tomorrow. I had to make this post to say, the next time you feel that God isn’t doing anything for you or he isn’t blessing you, please remember all those things he is constantly doing that you know nothing about. Lord I just want to say thank you! Thank you for keeping me, even when I didn’t care about being kept! You should give him that same praise tonight because at any moment if he decides to stop working on your behalf, think about where you would be.

Thanks for Reading,

J.M.

Please Don’t Worry!

This afternoon I picked my son up from school. I looked in the backseat and said “hey, how was your day?” He went on the say, “Mom, I’ve been worrying”. My first instinct was to laugh at this because my son is only four years old. But I was somewhat alarmed so I wanted to hear his complaint. I asked what he had been worried about and he told me he was worried because he had lost his favorite pacifier. I knew he lost it but I had been in no hurry to look for it because he is really too old for it and I am trying to break the habit. But once he told me he was worrying, I immediately became sad. I promised him I would look for the pacifier as soon as we got home. Once we got home I found it and he was happy. The act of him worrying is what made me sad. I don’t want my son to worry. I want him to know that I am taking care of him, he is mine. He is my child, my responsibility and I have promised to do everything he needs me to do to make sure he is well taken care of. If I ever I deny him of anything, it is for his benefit. I want him to know how much I love him. Don’t you think God feels this way about us? He is our father. A good father who does way more for his children than what any of us earthly parents could ever do. He does not want us out here worried. He wants us to give our cares to him and trust that he will sustain us just like he promised in his word. When we worry it seems as though we do not trust God and this is not God’s will for our life. I’m begging you today, please don’t worry! Give whatever is bothering you to God. I guarantee you he will come through for you. He will make a way in ways you least expect. Trust God! He won’t steer you wrong. Tonight, go to sleep and don’t worry. Worrying will not change one single thing about your situation. Know that God loves you, and that he watchfully cares about it. He knows every single hair on your head. He will not allow you to fall. Just trust him and watch what he really does!

Thanks for Reading,

J.M.

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