“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts…But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…”
(2 Corinthians 4:6-7).
The Apostle Paul, through the wisdom of the Spirit describes for us in our opening verse something phenomenal about God: He commanded light to shine out of darkness. It’s a known fact that light and darkness aren’t compatible, so how then could light possibly come out of darkness? Well, the Bible tells us know that the things which are impossible with men, are possible with God (Luke 18:27). Remember, the earth was a chaotic mass that was enveloped in complete darkness (Genesis 1:2). But at His command, God brought order to the maddening chaos and light leapt out of the looming darkness.
Now, here’s an amazing thought: this same God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, according to the latter part of our opening scripture, has Himself shined in our hearts! This means He has brought within us the same ability to cause light to shine out of any dark situation. So as a Christian, the power to cause something good to come out of a negative situation resides in you. Thus, if for example, you’ve been diagnosed with a debilitating ailment, that ailment or disease, as it were, is the darkness, and you can bring out light—divine healing out of that situation.
No matter what darkness may be facing you today, you can command light to come out of it. If it’s sickness or pain in the body of a loved one, place your hand on the part of their body where the sickness is and call forth healing. If it’s with your finances, call forth prosperity! God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, has shined in your heart, making impossibilities possible. Can you see why you cannot disadvantaged? Right in the midst of the seeming impossibilities are your opportunities to excel.
No wonder He says in 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” There’s a treasure in you; it’s a treasure of power, love, light and divine perfection. God has shined in our hearts and given us the ability to bring light out of darkness. Therefore, make a change in your situation today. There’s no problem too hard that you can’t solve, no situation is too hopeless that you can’t change.
I know I cannot be disadvantaged because the God that does the unimaginable, the unthinkable, and the unexpected has shined in my heart; and as He is, so am I in this world. He has given me the ability to bring forth good from within me and change hopeless situations. For this I give praise and worship you, glorious Father,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Genesis 1:1-3; Mark 11:23