AM: One of your favorite Scriptures is, “When you make my word your home, you’ll learn the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31) You said the house is like the external manifesting of light hitting the darkness. What do you mean by that?
Betty: “When you make my word your home, you shall learn the truth and the truth will set you free.” So, Jesus is using an analogy to live out of truth. And if your house is filled with light, that’s the truth. You will radiate His truth. That’s usually what I teach.
AM: You said the house is like the eternal manifesting of light hitting the darkness.
Betty: Yeah, if you invite He, who is truth, then his light will penetrate the darkness. And the actual image referred to a lot in Scripture for God is light. I think that is one of the best images we can have for the infinite. When we think of Jesus, we’re thinking of God taking on human form. But God existed before he took on human form. So, in him is light, no darkness at all. I can’t remember all the scriptures around light. But if you type in light, and look for the scriptures around light, you’ll get a good, solid understanding of what Jesus teaches from that point.
AM: When you chewed on that Scripture for 40 days, were you allowed to look at your Bible?
Betty: Oh, yeah, that was part of it. But my spiritual director really wanted us to center on the one verse we received. It has made a big difference in my life. Because I actually pray imaging Jesus’ light going into people. I might be listening to them talking about pain or whatever. But I’m imaging the Lord’s light, his presence going into them. Because I know what they really need is Jesus, not so much me. Although they come to me, because they’re looking for somebody with a body that they can see and contact. But it’s really Jesus making the changes. And even that Scripture you sent out, the one I was talking to you about in Letter 90. It was the letter referring to where we put our focus. We need to keep ourselves focused, whether through image or however we’re comfortable. For me, the image is the easiest. Because you can be talking to someone and still hold the image of light. Like when you go into a hospital, they don’t want you touching patients. But, let’s say if the person in the next bed is in pain, you can actually image the Lord as light, reaching that person’s pain without causing any kind of interruptions or difficulties. So, it’s a very powerful image of God as light for healing on all five levels: physical, emotional, intellectual, relational, and spiritual.