Out of Darkness – Light

There is a moment in your life and in mine when darkness is upon us, and we are without form and void. If, in that emptiness, we can become very still, we shall feel the atmosphere of God envelop us, filling our whole being with light.

From – The 1957 Infinite Way Letters – January

by Joel Goldsmith

Out Of Darkness – Light

        And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

                                                                                               Genesis 1:2

 

    The light of God, the light of spiritual wisdom, enters consciousness only in the degree of our own receptivity and devotion to it. It cannot force itself upon us, nor can it come to us in any greater measure than we, ourselves, permit. God is the full and complete brightness thereof, but it is for us to determine the measure of the light we shall receive. It is not enough to say, “I would like the wholeness of God,” when our actions disprove such a statement. If we really wanted God above all things, we would provide sufficient opportunity for It to fulfill Itself in us, so that we could receive the fullness of God’s light.

        To a great extent many of us are still living in spiritual darkness. Although we may all have experienced God’s grace in some slight measure, even though it be in as slight a measure as is one grain of sand compared with all the sands in the universe, nevertheless, we do not yet know the real meaning of grace. Darkness is upon the face of the deep so far as spiritual health, spiritual harmony, spiritual supply, spiritual relationships, and spiritual peace are concerned. In acknowledging that spiritual darkness reigns, however, we have arrived at that place in consciousness where we are ready to open ourselves to the influx of spiritual light. There is a moment in your life and in mine when darkness is upon us, and we are without form and void. If, in that emptiness, we can become very still, we shall feel the atmosphere of God envelop us, filling our whole being with light. Then comes the assurance: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you. Iwas with you before Abraham was, and although you have not known Me, Ihave known you.

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1 Comment on Out of Darkness – Light

  1. I love Joel’s teachings for they never fail to illuminate and remind me of the gifts of God. The light of God is a real experience and unspeakable in its impact which transforms the receiver. I do not attempt to change anyone’s mind nor do I preach because I know that in time everyone will be taught of the Lord; every knee shall bow. I am blessed to have this resource at hand and thank all who contribute and are responsible .

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