Friday, May 16, 2014

Be Ready to Live in the Light!


You know what sort of times we live in, and so you should live properly. It is time to wake up. You know that the day when we will be saved is nearer now than when we first put our faith in the Lord. Night is almost over, and day will soon appear. We must stop behaving as people do in the dark and be ready to live in the light.

Romans 13:11-12

A blind man walks in the light the same as he does in the darkness.  For those who are sightless there is no difference between day and night.  In fact, many people who are blind develop what is sometimes called "Non-24" which causes them to function outside of the 24 hour day and so their sleep schedule continually changes.  Daylight and dark are the same for those who are blind.

But for those of us who can see, darkness and light are very different parts of the day.  Darkness is a time of limited vision.  With no sun to light everything around us we must depend on lamps and lights which penetrate only a little of the darkness. 

But when daylight comes, we can see the horizon in every direction and drink in the limits of our vision.  The day brings the sun and the warming rays that not only show us the world around  us, but also sustain life through photosynthesis. 

Everyone who comes to Jesus is like a blind man who receives his sight. When you turn your heart to Jesus you will begin to see things that you never saw before.  Every part of you will be changed.   You will see, hear and understand the world around you in ways you had not even imagined. 

Some believers are like a blind man who is healed, but continues to let his guide dog lead him through the day.  How absurd it would be to have a seeing eye dog when you can see perfectly well yourself. 

Let Jesus be the Light of your life!  Everything else is darkness.  Let your understanding of everything come from the light of Christ that shines on it!  It is only when Jesus shines His light before your eyes that you will truly be ready to live in the Light!

"Lord Jesus, You are the only true light.  Everything else is darkness!  Shine in my heart today and show me the way You would have me go! And may You be praised forever! Amen."

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