Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 12, 2016

His Light

feb12“… I (Jesus) am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (ESV)

Ever noticed how day slips into night ever so gradually? It’s never all of a sudden. Transitioning from light to dark is a beautiful part of creation. And the edge of light kissing dark paints the most glorious sunsets.

But there’s one darkness that we don’t want to entertain. It’s the gradual moving of our lives away from right living into the darkness of sin. It happens without even a hint that we are moving further and further away. Doesn’t necessarily mean we have been entertaining sin it could mean we haven’t been entertaining the good – Bible reading, study, prayer, focus, etc. Neglecting God’s truth will always set us up for too many compromises. The desensitizing of our minds and hearts will lead us slowly into dark one choice at a time. Unguarded moments that will rule our decisions and leave us stumbling in the dark.

Don’t know about you, but I want to see clearly. I want to walk illuminated by God’s truth and the easiest way to do that is to draw near to Him. When we cultivate a relationship with God, we are erecting filters through which everything else in our life is sifted. His truths position us to make the best choices. By seeking His wisdom first, we can avoid the pitfalls of making emotional decisions and hanging onto the thread of feelings. The gradual slippage will fade because we are consistently walking according to His ways. Don’t get me wrong, we will not attain perfection, we’re all sinners on this journey through life. But those who draw near to Him can walk blamelessly keeping a short account of wrongs. And in those moments when self rears its ugly head, God’s grace will abound.

The separation of day and night. The distinct separation of right and wrong. Those who feast at the Father’s table rarely confuse the two. So join me please – taste the goodness of our God and walk confidently knowing He is leading us to the best.

“Father help us walk in Your light so we can avoid stumbling in the dark.”
For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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