Dear Jesus

As you live in close contact with Me, the Light of My Presence filters through you to bless others. Your weakness and woundedness are openings through which the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines forth.

Dear Jesus,

You are absolutely perfect in all Your ways! It’s awesome that You want to live in close contact with me, because You and I both know how flawed I am. I wish I could bring You a more cleaned-up version of myself, but I know better than to try pretending with You. So I come near You just as I am: weak and wounded.

Beloved, your honesty and vulnerability draw Me closer to you. Feel the Light of My Presence shining upon you and within you. Let these healing rays soak deep into your being. I want you to both receive My blessing and be a source of blessing to other people. The very things that trouble you most—your weaknesses and wounds—are of greatest use to Me in helping others.

I have shone into your heart the Light of the knowledge of the Glory revealed in My Face. That much Light and Glory simply cannot be contained within you! Your weaknesses and wounds provide openings through which some of this glorious Light spills out of you. By letting these humble, hurting parts of you be exposed, you bless others—as My Light shines through you into their lives. Thus, your weakness and woundedness, consecrated to Me, become treasures in My kingdom.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. Psalm 89:15

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:7–9

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