“Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her” (Luke 1:38) and Mary saw the right light.
It’s not only that Mary received a message from God. When Mary received this message, she prayed a of surrender. God’s Word was fulfilled and Mary became the mother of Jesus Christ. Jesus, “the true light, which enlightens everyone” (John 1:9). That’s the right light.
What is it about surrendering prayer? How does it get you to the right light?
Surrendering Prayer and the Right Light: 3 Things
- Surrendering prayer discerns when the message is from God. In other words, when you are in the habit of praying prayers of surrender, you are already in the place to recognize God and heed God’s voice.
- Surrendering prayer signals that you are open to God. “Here I am,” Mary said. That’s availability. When you’re available to God, God can use you. When you’re available to God, you will hear the right voice and see the right light.
- Surrendering prayer moves from availability to acceptance: “let it be with me according to your word, Mary said,” and it was so. Mary accepted God’s light.
You see, surrendering prayer is ready for the right light, for surrendering prayer starts with God and puts the self at God’s disposal to do as God wills. In doing this you move right into the that light.
The true light, the right light is filled with love. As you open yourself and accept God’s light, God will fill you with love so that you go out to love God and love others.
The right light is already shining. The question is, are you ready to see it Do you see it?
Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says, “I am in the light,” while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling (1 John 2:8–10).
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