You are about to be shown the way forward. It has been a dark and unsure season, not in your relationship with God, but when it came to knowing your next step. That is about to change. God is going to usher you into a new place for a fresh revelation.

When I was a kid in the 50’s and early 60’s, our movie theaters were different. For a single admission price, you got to watch two movies with cartoons in between. We also had an intermission where we could head to the snack bar and grab some buttered popcorn and a Coke.

One of the unique things about this long-forgotten movie experience were the ushers. Uniformed employees with flashlights would illuminate the aisle as they led you to an available seat. The flashlights they used had red plastic extensions that glowed in the dark. As an usher saw our family standing in the doorway, they would walk to the back of the theater to greet us with the bobbing red flashlight in their hand. This always got me excited knowing that a seat awaited our arrival somewhere in the dark theater. When I recalled that memory, the Lord gave me a word of encouragement for some of you who are reading these words.

God is coming to meet you at the doorway of a new season. You have no idea how to find your place in this unknown future. If you try to get there on your own without illumination, you know you will stumble over things hidden in the darkness. God never intended you to navigate through the darkness alone without the light of His presence. He has always planned to meet you and guide you forward to safely find your place. You just need to believe He is coming and He will make the way known.

Like our family waited for the usher to take us into a dark theater to find our seat, so it will be with you. Don’t step forward thinking you know the way. Wait for the light of God’s revelation to come. Then you will find your way and discover your place. When you find your place, something new and fresh will begin to unfold on the screen before you.

“Your word is a lamp to my feetand a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).


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