It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:22 AMP --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/support
Pastor Lucy Paynter Daily Insights
Happy new year of 2022.Our theme this year is launching into the deep. I desire to share with you, my daily insight podcast listeners about this. Um So, do you have any new years resolutions yet? I know it is natural to worry about the future. It is a basic human instinct to seek self-preservation, by wanting to know what could happen in the future, so that we can prepare ourselves. So that we can know how to respond, how to react to what is happening. And while this kind of worry can sometimes be helpful, it often robs us of our peace of mind. And so the question becomes, how do we balance between something so natural to us and our peace of mind. How do we seek such knowledge, such great depths without losing ourselves? As we start the new year, we are going to talk a lot about launching into the deep. And we’ll seek to understand what to do about the things that are too profound, too intense for us to comprehend by our own power. And today we are going to read from Daniel 2:22, which it says, “he revealeth the deep and secret things, he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.” These where Daniel’s words after God had revealed king Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to him. He was praising God for his communication to him, because when the knowledge on the matter he was seeking God for had remained hidden to the wise men of the land, the lord revealed that knowledge to him. The lord did not remain silent when the gods of the land did. And this is the revelation that Daniel had. That the lord takes us further than the human mind can take us. He opens our eyes to discern and to distinguish that which is most closely and diligently concealed. He unbinds what seems to be beyond our range of inquiry because his understanding is unlimited. There are no shades of meaning and possibilities in our God. He lays the course to the unknown depths that lie beyond the natural compass of man. His insights remains when our wisdom proves insufficient. When human reason leaves us at a loss, his divine intervention brings light to things. And you know, we are not just talking about the infinite depths in the heart and counsel of men, this applies even more to the depths of the secret things of his grace. It applies to the deep things of the kingdom of God. This is the kind of grace that reveals the deep things of God. The secret of His providence and the purpose of the Lord’s heart. We are talking about the depth beyond the darkness of the blindness and ignorance of mankind. And these are the things we need to comprehend about the working and the nature of our God. That he is the source of our light, that he is the source of our enlightenment. God himself is light. As 1 John 1:5 says that “he is Light and in Him there is no darkness, light reveals what lies in the darkness. It unbinds the noose of darkness. When light appears, darkness cannot appear anymore.” For example, when you walk in a room and it is already dark, you just need to turn the switch on, and darkness cannot remain anymore. So I want you to visualize that, That God is light, darkness cannot coexist with God. He is the light, there is no darkness where he is. There is no darkness. Light reveals what lies in the darkness. That’s what I mean by saying it unbinds the noose of darkness. It sets loose what is bound by darkness. By our limitations. It allows us to take a step further into the territories we could not set foot in. So, if there was darkness in your paths, when the light appears, when you are afraid to move ahead, you are able to take a step further. It allows us to reach out. To spread out further than we could have imagined. His light grants us access! This is the nature of the light of God. It abides in Him. Its place is within and about him. It goes forth from Him and gathers in its place with him. And so, wherever he is, there is light. Wherever He is involved, things are revealed. Wherever the Lord is, Wherever His light is, access to greater depths is granted. This is my prayer for you this new year. May you purpose to seek His face this year. May you purpose to keep His company this year. May you find peace in your mind, knowing that you do not launch into unknown depths on your own. That you’re not going to stumble into darkness. Because He who unbinds what is bound by darkness walks with you. He who reveals what lies beyond our reach walks with you. He is your God. He is my God. He is your light. He is my light. You might not know what the future holds but know for a fact that the Lord holds you. And however deep the waters run, be it financially, emotionally, spiritually, or otherwise, be sure that He is going to be right there with you, setting the course of things, lighting the way for you. In Jesus Name’ mighty name. Amen. This is Pastor Lucy Paynter with your daily insights, and this is launching into the deeper day 1. Shalom.