Thursday, January 11, 2007

Walk in Light

My last blog was "walk in love", and in my morning's devotion today, I noticed clearly that we are also to "walk in light." In I John 1:5-7: "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all....if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from every sin."

Have you ever thought about light being a protection for you? When you find yourself walking in a dark place, such as a dark alley, you feel a sense of unease, but when you walk where there are lots of street lights, you feel safer. When you get up at night to find your way to the bathroom, without light you may stumble against a chair, or walk into the side of a door. A little nightlight lights your way enough to find your way safely.

In the Bible, John the Baptist's message to the world was that "The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world." And in John 3:19, the Bible tells us that because the light was coming into the world, man would not accept the light as they loved darkness because it hid their deeds of evil. Jesus' light exposes the darkness in man's soul, and His light also leads us and guides us to eternal life. We are to live as "children of light for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth" and and by the light we are to " find out what pleases the Lord." (Eph. 5:8-10) How do we do that? By reading God's word, that is "a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." As long as we stay on the path of light, we will not stray into the darkness and fall. Allow the Light of Christ radiate from you so that others might know that Christ shines in your life in such a way that they may want what you have. The only Bible others may ever see is what they read by watching your life! "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 4:16)

Shine brightly for the Lord!


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