A voice in the darkness

Ever felt like you are stuck in a dark place? Then this post is written just for you….

Gods first words in the human story were words spoke in the darkness – words from the darkness. Spoken by God. Spoken to breathe life into the darkness.

Out of the darkness these words were uttered:

“Let… there… be… light!”

And there was light. The first light in the universe came from the voice of God in the darkness. Gods first breathe in the universe created light.

This was the beginning. The first beginning. The first of many beginnings. This is the work of God in our lives. God enters into the darkness, unperturbed or disturbed, to bring light, growth, love, joy, peace that surpasses understanding, and all other manner of blessings as he wills.

Whenever God wants us to grow he leads us into the darkness where we are led by the spirit into the place of deepening faith and holy trust. And into our darkness He speaks ever so gently… let there be light, and Christ enters our darkness. He walks in it with us to lead us through the dark wilderness into his promised land for our lives.

Where there is darkness today God is already at work. New life will spring up at the sound of his gentle voice. Do not listen for a booming voice in the darkness. Look for the still small voice of the Spirit speaking and breathing the new life of God. God is speaking light into your darkness.

Repentance & belief include being Spirit-drenched

“I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”


– Matthew 3:11

John continues to unfold the nature and implications of repentance and belief: He again states that baptism with water prodeeds the commencement of true repentance and belief.

When we turn our hearts to God we publicly testify to it in the act of baptism.John then brings Jesus into the discourse.  Jesus is greater than John. John tells how he will baptise those who repent and believe not only in water, but in the Holy Spirit. We will be drenched in the very presence of God!

The repentant life is a spirit-drenched life. This allows us to live in God’s presence and in his strength.


To sustain life as a follower of Jesus we NEED this drenching of the Spirit.  It’s not an added extra – it’s an actual essential.

May we live lives of repentance and belief,  evidenced by water baptism,  and drenched in the power, presence and person of the Holy Spirit.