God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5b).
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear (Psalm 27:1a).
Every morning the sun rises and we walk in its light to perform our daily duties with gladness. Whether we think of it or not, the light of the sun shines on us the whole day.
But in order to enjoy the light of God’s presence, the soul must turn to God and trust Him to let His light shine upon it.
When there is a shipwreck at midnight, how the mariners long for the morning! How often the sigh goes up, ‘When will the day break?’ In the same manner the Christian must wait upon God and rest patiently until His light shines upon him.
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning (Psalm 130:6).
Begin each day with one of these prayers
Let your face shine on your servant (Psalm 31:16).
Make your face shine upon us that we may be saved (Psalm 80:7).
Do not rest until you know that the light of God’s countenance and His blessing is resting on you. Then you will experience the truth of the Word:
Blessed are those . . . who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord. They rejoice in Your name all day long (Psalm 89: 15,16).
Child of God, I urge you to believe that it is the ardent longing of your Father that you should dwell and rejoice in His light all day long. Just as you need the light of the sun each hour, so the heavenly light, the light of the countenance of the Father is indispensable.
As sure as it is that we receive and enjoy the light of the sun, so confidently may we count on the fact that God is longing to let His light shine on us.
So make sure that the light of God shines upon you in the morning, then you can count upon that light being with you the whole day.
Do not rest until you have said, ‘Let the light of Your face shine upon me.’
Then take time, take time, till that light shines in your heart and you can truly say:
The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27:1).
Murray, Andrew, The Secret of Adoration. London: Marshall Morgan & Scott 1914.