control, darkness, Isaiah 9, light, peace, Swimming

Dive in all the Way

The people walking in
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the
shadow of death
a light has dawned….
For unto us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on His
And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty
Everlasting Father, Prince
of Peace…(Isa. 9:2,6).
As I read the scriptures at the end of my devotional this morning, this one spoke to me in deep places. Those places that are hot and thirsty–dry for lack of  deep water. I confess sometimes merely playing in the wading pool when spending time with God in the morning. But this morning He called me into the deep. Head under the water. Feet no longer touching.
I soaked in these truths:
The light of Jesus is still here with us today streaming through the shadows, dismantling their power. Shadows have no body, no substance. Light can overcome the darkness but darkness cannot overcome the light unless the source is not present. I find myself fighting with shadows some days. Today I’ve been reminded of the source that dispells their facade.
He rules. His rule is the only one with pure wisdom and justice. His rule brings peace. Am I allowing His governing in my life or am I trying to control? That tiny baby born into the dark night  is the same King I desire today. I don’t want to fight these waters of truth.
And His name….oh the deep of His names. Dive with me into them today. Jesus was and is:
Wonderful Counselor.
Mighty God.
Everlasting Father.
Prince of Peace.
Which name quenches your thirst today? Which name do you need to dispell the shadows threatening? Call His name. Come swimming with me. No wading pools allowed.  
Much grace,

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