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Does my reasoning filter the light of direction
My prejudices colour my interpretation?
Do my fears hinder my unquestioning acceptance
My knowledge refuse to believe the clear light of Godís word?

Do I view the light though a blue serious melancholic outlook
Or an indignant deeper shade of integrity and self worth?
Do I use the filter of the softness of the tranquil sky
Or only let through the healing blue of flowing waters?

Do I use the opacity of black to lessen the impact?
A darkness that confuses the mysteries of the gospel
Do I use grey to muddy the light with my human miscomprehension
A slight discolouration casting doubt on the intended meaning?

Do I use a red hue to make it seem angry and revengeful
A deep red breathing fire and brimstone?
Do I haze the light with crimson, the blood of self sacrifice
Or add a dash of the flowery pink of passion and beauty?

Do I concentrate the yellow to make the light all cherry and happy
A facade of the coveted warmth of friendship, faith and love?
Do I taint the light with the orange of my own enthusiasm
With undying determination, fervour and self confidence?

Do I strain the light with the† purple of royalty and splendor
Concentrate the violet dominance of the never changing God?
Is it flavoured with the deep indigo shadows of evening gloom
Or the lilac of nostalgia and the memory of experience?

Do I dye the light green for the freshness of hope
Focus on the aqua of† Godís ocean of deep forgiveness?
Do I covet the olive of peace and the oil of smoothness
Stain it with the lime green of stagnation, inaction and despair?

The true light is a clear concise white
Slightly blue in the morning, with tinges of red at sunset
The rainbow of Godís promises joined together in the correct proportions
Unfiltered pure giving warmth and the vibrancy of life

Lord help me to not contaminate Your word to me
By adding my reasonings, and extracting things with my unbelief
Lord if you speak how can I comprehend the meaning?
Unless Your spirit dwells in me and how can I interpret?
Lord dwell in me, let my life give forth a certain sound
The pure clear unadulterated reflection of Your light

28 September 2006

Jam 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Ö
1Jo 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
2Pe 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation [unfiltered]. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1Th 2:13For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
© Stephen Share 2006

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