Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Day and Night

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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.  So behave properly, as people do in the day. Don't go to wild parties or get drunk or be vulgar or indecent. Don't quarrel or be jealous.  Let the Lord Jesus Christ be as near to you as the clothes you wear. Then you won't try to satisfy your selfish desires. 

Romans 13:11-14 - CEV

There is a big difference between “day” and “night.” When Jesus returns, night will turn to day and darkness will become light. When morning comes, it is time to wake up and see the light.

When you walk in the darkness, the goal of your life becomes “satisfying your selfish desires.” In darkness, it is hard to see beyond your own needs and wants!

But when you let the Light of Jesus Christ fill your heart and mind, and you put on His righteousness like a robe, you are enabled by Him to say “no” to the desires of the flesh! If you keep Jesus as close as the clothes you wear, the pull of your own selfish desires will fade away!

Let Jesus be your constant, daily companion and do nothing, say nothing, or even think one thought that would make Jesus uncomfortable. If you recognize His perpetual presence in your life you will live differently, and He will be pleased with that difference!

“Lord Jesus, I want to satisfy You and not my own selfish desires. May I live this day according to Your will and not my own! May Your Holy and Righteous Name be praised now and forever, Amen!”

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