Pushing Back The Darkness
IN CLOSENESS TO ME, you are safe. In the intimacy of My Presence, you are energized. No matter where you are in the world, you know you belong when you sense My nearness. Ever since the Fall, man has experienced a gaping emptiness that only My Presence can fill. I designed you for close communication with your Creator. How I enjoyed walking in the garden with Adam and Eve, before the evil one deceived them!
When you commune with Me in the garden of your heart, both you
and I are blessed. This is My way of living in the world—through you! Together we will push back the darkness, for I am the Light of the world.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. —PSALM 32:7
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" —GENESIS 3:8-9
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." —JOHN 8:12
from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young p. 259