My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The auspicious word of God that comes to you for today is taken from the book of Psalms 18:28 “For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.”
The Lord assures you, that He will light your lamp and will also enlighten your darkness. The first part of the verse says, that the Lord will light your lamp. Secondly, He says, that the Lord will enlighten your darkness. What an amazing statement of God this is. We sometimes have heard people say, will someone light the lamp of my son in his life. He is unable to do well in his life. To light the lamp means that in that particular area or in that particular person there is darkness and hence that area has to be lit with a light, only then there will be brightness in that area of the place or in that particular area of his life. Where there is light no one will say that light should be lit there in that place. The verse says, Lord, you will light my lamp. This means that the light was originally put out, so the light had to be lit.
In this verse, we can see that the Psalmist does not call any man to light the lamp but he calls on the name of the Lord to light the lamp that had been put out. So, God is going to light up the lamp that has been put off, due to various reasons. Once God lights up the lamp no one can put off the light. God is going to light up a lamp that cannot be put off forever. If God opens the door no one can close it. The pit of hell or the power of witchcraft cannot overcome you for any reason. No evil power can put off your light that has been lit by the Lord. Some of you regret that your child’s family life had been disrupted because of various reasons. God will reset your children’s life, by lighting the lamp of their family life. In case your business does not go well and the business light has been put off, God will reset your business and light the lamp of your business. And you shall do well in your business. Once God lights up the lamp of your business then it will shine before all others, and your name will be exalted, and your business will become famous in the midst of the people.
Similarly, your ministry will be like the city that is situated on the mountain, just like the lamp that is lit and put up on lamp stand, and not kept covered under a basket. It may be your education, or your marriage life may be in a lifeless situation. But God says, that He will light up your life as he lights up faded wick of a lamp. An untrimmed wick is dim and sometimes smoky. But the Lord will settle your life and help you to live amicably. In case your light is fading away the Lord will cause it to burn brightly. Even though it goes off, the Lord will enlighten your light and let it burn in brightly. So, tell the Lord that your light of education has faded and so ask God to enlighten your education God will hear your request and answer you. He will make you excel. Once the light is lit then brightness will be seen. All darkness will disappear. A new and bright future is awaiting you.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we thank You. Lord grant light to all your children whose light in their life, had been put off, or has faded due to various reason. Give them a bright future, a bright ministry. a bright business, a bright job and a bright spiritual life. In case someone is lying in depression because of a certain reason, uproot the darkness from them. I pray that all depression will disappear and they will become normal in health. Give peace to their mind. Let the God of light change the mindset and infuse in them with good knowledge and understanding. Take away their faithlessness. And help them to shine brightly.