Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me (Psalm 23:4 NKJV).
Have you ever been in a valley of circumstances that is so dark that you can’t see your hand in front of your face? I’ve been in that dark valley in 2017, but I am not alone! The Lord is with me, and His nearness in my greatest delight. His Word in Romans 8 has been a flashlight on my pathway.
In January 2014, I wrote the blog and article, “A Little Oil Will Not Do in 2014”. I knew in my heart that God was calling me and perhaps you, too, to be sure to have two things on hand:
- A lantern with a trimmed wick (modern day flashlight and good bulb)
- Extra oil (modern day batteries)
Why? Because at midnight you need light. Jesus said the bridegroom will come at midnight and encouraged us to be ready. Our great HOPE is that Jesus is coming again, and we invest in this HOPE by preparing for His coming and investing in LIGHT.
Even before our Bridegroom comes, we may experience dark valleys, darkness where that light comes in handy. He was so kind to warn us ahead of time. Are there batteries in our flashlight? Is there oil in our lamp? Do we have back up batteries and back up oil? NOW is the time to invest in our future light.