Can there be light?

According to the interesting story told by Bennet, a man returned home one night to a dark house. He needed light and began to pray. “Oh great Electric Company, please give me light. All of my neighbors have light, and I know that it’s your will that I have light. Please give me light.” No light. The darkness continued.

Bennet went further to explain that the man made a decision to engage in a fast, and fasted in the dark for several hours. The issue was there was no light. The man got offended at the Electric Company. “Why does the Electric Company give light to others but not to me?” The man decided to visit a neighbor and share his frustration. The neighbor listened calmly and finally asked, “did you flip the light switch?” The man looked uncomfortable and replied, “I don’t believe in works. I believe the Electric Company should know I need light when I need it.” The neighbor replied, “flipping the switch is not work, it is a response to what is available. Your lights are waiting on you to flip the switch.”

The moral of the story highlights a cardinal point. Isn’t that how we sometimes engage in prayers on issues especially in areas we should take steps on. The best job has an application process. The best education requires some steps, so the earlier we engage and activate those steps which is an act of faith, the better we realize it.

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (Mk. 11:22-23)

Bennet’s post conclusively highlights the beauty which is that our faith-filled words are the switch that releases God’s provision in our life. It’s time to stop complaining and start activating God’s grace. If the question is asked, Can there be light? The answer would be, Yes, just put on the switch.

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