You are a Lighthouse

I was woken up about at 3am this morning with the words of Philippa Hanna's new song "You are a lighthouse" going round in my head. I decided to head down stairs and get a drink, and as I sat there I began to see all the ways God has led me in recent weeks.

The launch of 180 Media happened just two weeks ago and so much has taken place since then. It has been amazing to see how God has opened doors and connected us to so many wonderful people. So why remind me that He is a lighthouse and why do it at 3 o'clock in the morning?

I think we can get so focused on things that we forget that there can be danger just around the corner, something that could sink what we are doing. I'm not saying that I'm heading for the rocks, but it got me thinking.

The lighthouse is there for new ships who have never been this way before, and as a reminder to the ones that travel this way all the time, that there is danger about. But it's more than that; it's a guide, day or night. It's a sign of land, a sign of home and, in most cases, a welcome sight for all.

I was praying with someone recently and I was reminded that the Israelites needed to have a pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night, not only as a compass, but as a sign that God was always with them. When they doubted, all they had to do was look and see the pillar and know that they were walking God's way.

I think that's what God was telling me. At 3am he grabbed my attention with nothing around to distract me, to remind me that He is my lighthouse, that He is my guide, that this is His journey and He is in control.

I have no idea what journey you are on, but I do know this, I never want to lose sight of my lighthouse, my pillar of cloud or my pillar of fire and I hope in some way my 3am ramblings remind you to trust God.

In the crazy world of music, I always want 180 Media to be used as a lighthouse in the Kingdom of God. I never want to do things my way, but God's way. If I'm not sure where I am, I will pray that I will always see His lighthouse, His pillar.

- Robbie