Tag: light

God Will Light Up the Darkness for You

I love candles. I love the light, the smell, the whole ambiance of candles. A candle can light up the whole room with brightness. So can the sunlight. It will flood over the darkness and cast it out. Just like that it is gone. God is like that too.  Jesus has said that He was the light of the world. Where Jesus is, there is light and love.

 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” – John 8:12 NLT

I have to remember this when walking through the valley of trouble. God is with me.  He will light up the darkness and make a way where there is no way.  His presence alone will bring me new opportunities and new life and healing.

Rest my friend, knowing that the Lord of all the Earth will turn your darkness into light – He promised!

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Here is what I am meditating on this week, when I face more tests and stuff at the Doctor for an issue that has come to light. I know that Jesus is my Healer and He is faithful to fulfill His promises. May the peace and presence of God flood over you this week and turn your darkness into light!

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Carry the Light to the Darkness – Word from the Lord

Word from the Lord 1/24/16 given from the gifts of tongues and interpretations to Janesville Apostolic Ministries:

“Children of Israel, You have heard me say ‘Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world,’ but today I want to say that WE are greater than he who that is in the world because you are my church. You are the hands and the feet. You are the ones who are going who are going to take those who are shackled and set them free – through Me. You are the ones that are going to take the Fatherless and bring them home – to Me – because I AM greater than he that is in the world. And that means that you, the Church, are greater than he that is in the world.

Chains and shackles will fall, but they need something. They need you, take charge my children, to step forward and to trust Me; to hold me close as you go out to the world as the light they see – is Me. But I need you to bring the light to the darkness. I can go there but I ask you to go to that dark place – bring my light, bring my love, change a life. Trust me, trust me, I will never leave you or forsake you. I love you so much. I love you so much. I love you so much.”

 

 

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Abba’s Love

This song started from a picture on a Facebook post from a fellow traveller. I still have to come up with some chords and a melody, but here are the lyrics. Here is the picture and the post -“Write the saddest story using only 4 words”

 

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How about it?

Posted by Clay Owens on Friday, January 22, 2016

 

Abba-Father
source – giveustoday.com

Abba’s Love

-Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen

Grief echoes like broken windows

In her abandoned heart

Sulking in the darkness

she doesn’t know where to start

 
She’s not sure how to move on

Fears whisper in the wind

Ever since he left this world

and crossed over to the next

 

That’s where the Light breaks through

All the shadows of darkness flee

Abba’s love makes all things new

Abba’s love makes all things new

 
She crawls out of the corner

Leaving behind the despair

One touch from Abba

gave her strength to stand

 
She walks freely through the doorway

into her destiny

The ugly past behind her

Her future’s brighter and secure

 
That’s where the Light breaks through

All the shadows of darkness flee

Abba’s love makes all things new

Abba’s love makes all things new

 

Surrounded by love

Surrounded by mercy

Surrounded by peace

She lifts up her head

 
That’s where the Light breaks through

All the shadows of darkness flee

Abba’s love makes all things new

Abba’s love makes all things new

 

 

  •  For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. – Romans 8:14-17 NIV

Beauty

Beauty
Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

Formerly a worm
Crawling on the ground
Now inside cocoon
Change is coming soon

Inside chrysalis
Old dead ways cast off
New things being born
Hanging on this thorn

Wings unfolding light
Transforming even mind
Beauty now flies free
Releasing Heavenly Peace

Source: wallpaperswa.com
Source: wallpaperswa.com

God’s Word for You:

“This is what God says,
the God who builds a road right through the ocean,
who carves a path through pounding waves,

The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—
they lie down and then can’t get up;
they’re snuffed out like so many candles:

“Forget about what’s happened;
don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
rivers in the badlands.

Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’
—the coyotes and the buzzards—
Because I provided water in the desert,
rivers through the sun-baked earth,

Drinking water for the people I chose,
the people I made especially for myself,
a people custom-made to praise me.”
(Isaiah 43:16-21 MSG)

My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for making all things new, even us. Renew our minds, refresh our spirit, and restore our bodies as only You can, in Jesus Name.

The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Light of the World

Light of the World

 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd.

He said, I am the Light of the world.

He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark,

but will have the Light which is Life

(John 8:12 AMP)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT FEATURES A LIGHT SOURCE.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/

Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

“There are no shadows in darkness. Shadows are created by light, and only exist in the presence of light. Refusing to acknowledge our shadow leads us to deny the presence of light in us.”
― Franco Santoro

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“The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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“Because the heart of our God is full of loving-kindness for us, a light from heaven will shine on us. It will give light to those who live in darkness and are under the shadow of death. It will lead our feet in the way of peace.”

-Luke  1:78-79

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“Afflictions are but the shadows of God’s wings.”

-George MacDonald

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“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.”

 -Matthew 4:16

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“What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.”
― Oscar Wilde, A House of Pomegranates

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“But there will be no more heavy hearts for those who were suffering. In the past God allowed the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali to be put to shame. In the future He will honor Galilee where those who are not Jews live and where the road to the sea is. It is on the other side of the Jordan. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. The light will shine on those living in the land of dark shadows.”

-Isaiah 9:1-2

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“It’s part of what we call the Shadow, all the dark parts of us we can’t face. It’s the thing that, if we don’t deal with it, eventually poisons our lives.”

― Michael Gruber, The Good Son

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“Everything that is,casts a shadow”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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“A shadow is never created in darkness. It is born of light. We can be blind to it and blinded by it. Our shadow asks us to look at what we don’t want to see. If we refuse to face our shadow, it will project itself on someone else so we have no choice but to engage.”
― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

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“He uncovers deep things out of darkness,

And brings the shadow of death to light.”

– Job 12:22

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“Rise up and shine, for your light has come. The shining-greatness of the Lord has risen upon you. For see, darkness will cover the earth. Much darkness will cover the people. But the Lord will rise upon you, and His shining-greatness will be seen upon you.  Nations will come to your light. And kings will see the shining-greatness of the Lord on you.

Lift up your eyes and look around you, and see. They all gather together. They come to you. Your sons will come from far away, and your daughters will be carried in the arms.  Then you will see and shine with joy. Your heart will be glad and full of joy, because the riches of the sea will be turned to you. And the riches of the nations will come to you.”

 -Isaiah 60:1-5

featured image source: http://aninspiredapproach.com/2012/06/11/light-in-the-darkness/

Ghosts From a Dream

I redid this poem today.  More wrestling with words and feelings.

Ghosts From A Dream

~Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen~

Ghosts from a dream
Blood curdling screams

Old Buried feelings
holding hidden meanings

Burial chambers
Echoing danger

Negative energy
Smiling cleverly

Up out of the grave
Trying to enslave

Contemptuous jeers
Whispered in my ears

Accusing echoes
Tormenting my soul

Secrets that covered
Buried and smothered

Feels out of control
Crazy thoughts GO

Drag them out of night
into the daylight

Darkness cannot fight
When exposed to Light

Shriveled old schemes
Ghosts from a dream

 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

He was present originally with God.

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].  ( John 1:1-5 AMP)

Here is the First version of Ghosts From A Dream,  back in August:

http://dianarasmussen.com/2013/08/27/ghosts-from-a-dream/

(featured image Source: smscs.com)

Ghosts From a Dream

Ghosts From A Dream

By Diana Rasmussen 8/26/13
from www.psychologies.co.uk
from www.psychologies.co.uk
Old Buried feelings
holding hidden meanings
Up out of the grave
Trying to enslave
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Ghosts from a dream
with silent screams
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Painful memories
Negative energy
Burial chambers
Echo things unseen
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Ghosts from a dream
with silent screams
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Brought out of the night
Into the broad daylight
Whatever was covered
will be discovered
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Ghosts from a dream
with silent screams
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What’s said in darkness
Will be heard in the light
The Ghosts from a Dream
Dissolve with their schemes

Delight in the Light

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The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.(Psalm 119:130 NKJV)

Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105 NKJV)

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world.

He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

(John 8:12 NKJV)

My husband took this picture this morning and sent it to me.  He knows that I love things like this!  And in these times I am reminded to look for the Light.  The darkness that I had experienced in my life can only be overcome by one thing – Light.  I can wish it away, pretend it’s not there, talk about it, write about it, sing about it, etc.  But the only thing that will get rid of the dark places of my heart and broken soul is Light – Jesus.  Yes, I have been camping in the dark lately, bringing forth songs and treasures of the darkness – songs that God has sung over me and my friends – to be shared in the light of His presence.  Places that need healing, thoughts that need to be brought into captivity, attitudes of the heart that need to be broken – all things are changed in the light.  Turn around my friends, there is a new day dawning, and God’s mercies are new each morning.  Yes, we have made it through the night, now rest and delight in the Light of His Presence!

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 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

He was present originally with God.

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.

In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it]. (John 1:1-5 AMP)

Just Chill

I wanted a song that talked about the darkness, and depression.  There are so many people who suffer from this.  Then the light came, through a tiny opening, and shone into my Darkness.  If there is a shadow, there is a light! The light led me out to freedom.  I pray that Light shines in your darkness today, as only He can, and you take his hand and come out…

This song is a collaboration with a friend in New Mexico.  His name is Nathan, and he runs Protilius Productions.  He wrote and produced this song, I just added my lyrics and vocals.

JUST CHILL
2013 Lyrics by Diana Rasmussen
Music by Protilius

Sounds of depression
remembering rejection
hope turns to despair
black roses everywhere

keep hearing echos
voices in my mind
repeating endless lies
evil in disguise

need a white knight
make the wrong things right, tonight
Just Chill, Be still,
Just Chill, Be still

want a bright light
in the darkest night, tonight
Just Chill, Be still,
Just Chill, Be Still

outta sight, rewrite
Distress, exit stage right
Just Chill, Be still,
Just Chill, Be Still

Feelings up and down
like a burial ground
loneliness surrounds
my empty ghost town

don’t have the answers
nothing matters
too many questions
living in depression

When the demons flee
changes my reality
Now I can see
no more insanity

need a white knight
make the wrong things right, tonight
Just Chill, Be still,
Just Chill, Be still

want a bright light
in the darkest night, tonight
Just Chill, Be still,
Just Chill, Be Still

outta sight, rewrite
Distress, exit stage right
Just Chill, Be still,
Just Chill, Be Still

You collected all my tears
Your presence calms my fears
Just Chill, Be still
Just Chill, Be Still

LINKS:
Protilius at: protilius.com

ARISE (Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward)

20130301-065824.jpgArise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge FORWARD