Thursday, May 13, 2010

Healing Begins

This is my current favorite song--Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North

True healing begins when grace collides with the darkness within.  The light that is grace dispels as it disperses hidden darkness that the evil one prefers stay hidden.  Once the light shines in and on us we have a choice to make.  Allow healing and restoration that is ours in Christ Jesus through confession and repentance. Or...return to the control of the darkness.  But once the True Light of Christ has shone--ignorance is not bliss. 

"Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed.  The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much" James 5:16.

Satan loses power over us when, first of all, we become aware of what he is up to.  Secondly, when we share our struggles, our sins, our weaknesses--our broken places--with each other.  By prayer and insight, counsel and encouragement--his powerful darkness lightens, his tight grip loosens.

Ask God to shine His light on the dark areas in you.  Allow the sweetness of brokenness to sweep you off your "good enough" pedestal.  This is where healing and freedom begins...where the light meets the dark!

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