Updated: Jan 16
June 18, 2022
Last summer I had a dream that I was standing on a large paper banner that read, “2 CORINTHIANS.” This dream led me to read 2 Corinthians, and I fixated on this verse:
For God, who said,
“Let brilliant light shine out of darkness,”
is the one who has cascaded his light into us—the brilliant dawning light of the glorious knowledge of God as we gaze into the face of Jesus Christ.
- 2 Corinthians 4:6
Since then, the Lord has been speaking to me about light – the revelation and enlightenment of the knowledge of God as we fix our eyes on Jesus Christ; the darkness that covers the earth and the thick darkness that covers the peoples; that intimacy with God fills our lamps with oil that we may let our light shine and be ready when the Bridegroom comes. It goes on, and on, and on. Light is a theme from Genesis to Revelation, where there is no need of the sun or moon to light the New Jerusalem, because the glory of God illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
Before I went to bed last night I was thinking about how much I wanted to encounter Him again, and how unlikely that was then, at the end of a long week, while he has me in a training ground of overcoming anxiety on the way to becoming steadfast and immovable, and while I have not yet passed that test (in fact, I failed it fairly miserably a couple times this week).
And yet last night I had this dream. I dreamed I was in a lighted closet and someone I know had given me a piece of paper that had a scripture written on it. It said, “4 Proverbs” and something about light. I looked up and the scripture was writ(ten) large on the walls and the ceiling of the closet.
I was in the secret place this morning and opened to Proverbs 4. As I read the first few verses, I was reminded that when I was a schoolgirl, I used to study with a lamp in my closet. And I immediately realized that I was made for the for the prayer closet! Only now I seek wisdom, not knowledge. I seek His face. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10.)
As I read Proverbs 4 this morning, I thought the dream must have been mistaken because it did not appear to mention light. But then I read this:
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
- Proverbs 4:18
OH COME ON, JESUS!!!