The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being. Proverbs 20:27(NASB)
I remember in the 1970s we had a lot of powercuts in the national grid. When this happened we depended on candles and the coal fire as our light. When we left the room we had to carry a flickering flame with us, casting eerie shadows as we went. Remembering those days reminds me also of the old fashioned oil lamps that some older folks still had, much better and brighter than candles. These lamps cast a more steady light across a room exposing all the dark corners. It isn’t until the lights go out that we truly appreciate the value of light in our life.
When life is exposed to light we see it warts and all, because we see it we can make it better. Our spirit is like a lamp for our body, it is fueled by the Holy Spirit and burns continually. By His Spirit God can see all the corners of our soul, our deepest desires good and evil. Far better though is when God Almighty shines His light on our sins, we can repent asking Him to forgive us. As oil burns off the impurities so must we burn off our exposed sins, by our prayers of repentance. By this our light will burn more brightly for our Father God, bringing light and truth to those around us.
Dear reader, seek to purify the light you shine in life. Ask Father God to show the dark corners in your life, that you need to repent from. In His compassion He will help you, that you will shine brighter for Him.