What happens when you screw in a light bulb? If it’s a functioning light bulb and its power source is true and good, then it creates light. It glows and becomes warmth and aids in sight. When the light bulb is turned on, the darkness flees … it just doesn’t exist in the light. If you have a large room with one light bulb lit in it, that space of light created by the one bulb is like a beacon to all who are in the room. The darkness in that spot doesn’t exist and so focusing on that one light spot is easy and natural and feels relieving.
Let’s say we’re each a light bulb. Can one light bulb light another? No. Each bulb must be connected individually to the source. But in shining, it can draw all to the light so they can find their spot to plug in.
The light is inviting and welcoming and it helps all within its influence see better and more clearly.
In the Bible (2 Corinthians 4:6) it says:
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
God (that universal love energy) shines in our hearts and gives the light of the knowledge of the glory of God. So through God, and the light within our hearts, we can know God’s glory.
And in Matthew, Jesus says:
5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Jesus says that our good works are the light to shine to the world, and THAT is glorifying God.
So through God we can know how to glorify Him … it is through the light He puts into our hearts. And Jesus told us that our good works are the light and that THAT is glorifying God. Through our good works then, we can know God.
What ARE good works? You will have to decide that for yourself.
I tend to think that “good works” are the actions I choose to take. “Good” is what lights my heart … that is what the scripture says God would do. So what lights my heart, what sparks my inner light, what makes my heart burn with joy … these are the “good” things for me.
And “works” … these are what I do. These make up my being. My “works” are all of the things that make me me. Not what I say, but what I actually DO. The works I do make up my energy, or my frequency or vibration. Through doing I “show” the world, universe, and God who I am. My works are my very nature. It’s not fake-able, it’s not possible to hide … it is the very vibration of the energy that is my creation. What you do is who you are.
Through following the light within you and connecting to that true energy that God said He would shine in our hearts, that light, you ARE glorifying God. You are ADDING to that energy that is God.
(Glorify = make more splendid or excellent. I see it as adding to the Light, causing it to be brightened. Creating expansion … it is an ever increasing and infinitely expanding energy … the glory that is God’s light and love.)
In the Bible in John chapter 4 it says:
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
God IS love.
I always think of math when I ponder on this truth.
In math, the word “is” is also an equal sign.
IS means =
IS is equal to =
If “GOD IS LOVE” is an equation then, it would look something like this:
GOD = LOVE
What is love? Love is an energy. Love IS the energy of the universe. God is in all things and makes up all things. Literally God’s energy. Well, God’s energy is love. That means they are synonymous, they are the same thing …
God is in all things and makes up all things, all in all = Love is in all things and makes up all things all in all.
Love IS God. God IS love. There is not a distinction when 2 things are equal. They may be different WORDS, but their energy, their meaning, their intent are equal, are the same, are ONE.
I could say “love, love LOVE, love” all the day long, and I AM talking about God, because God IS love.
When you have one thing, let’s say one book. All of that book makes up the book. I could call it a novel, or a paperback, or a work, or a writing, or a publication … they all mean the same thing. They are describing that one book. Book = paperback = novel = work = writing = publication. It matters not which word you use to describe the book … they’re all the same. To one person one word might have a slightly different connotation than another, but essentially, the words are synonyms and mean the same thing, no distinction in intent when describing the book. Just the one book.
God and love are the same thing. It’s the intent behind the words, not the actual words. Love IS God, God himself gave that truth, and so whether you speak of God or Love, it doesn’t matter. You’re speaking of the universal energy that makes up all things, all in all. There is not a distinction there, it’s ALL IN ALL.
Putting the whole thing together is what you’ll have to do for yourself. For me these things tie perfectly together in a beautiful way. God is love and He gives to us that love and light in our hearts so we can KNOW Him and how to glorify His light … or expand that love.
Love is energy that expands. It grows. Infinitely. Always increasing, always with the potential to be brighter, and warmer, and more inviting, and clearer, and greater, and more joyful … infinitely increasing. LIMITLESSLY!
What could be more beautiful than that? What could be more joyful than to connect to that and to feel and know that expansive love that God gifts to us?
It’s joy. And it’s the purpose of life.