Monday, August 15, 2011

do we walk in the light?

"God is light and in Him is no darkness at all"
(1 John 1:5)

I love scriptures that just cut to the chase. No fancy preliminaries. No segues needed. Just the plain truth of the gospel issued in a few words. In God there is NO darkness. None. Not one bit.

I read this verse and asked myself a very important question. Am I walking in the light? Truly? Or am I allowing just a tad bit of darkness to creep in. Just enough to do some mighty damage if not replaced with the soft glow of Christ's light.

Am I allowing myself to possess the old nature in a certain matter? Instead of allowing the light to take over this darkness, I am giving power to it and in turn letting it have some form of control over me.  It doesn't take much darkness to dim the glorious light of TRUTH. Even just a shadow casts enough darkness to dim the brightness that existed first. 

Once this darkness is recognized, it is so important to take the necessary steps to drive it away. If we don't take immediate action it will interrupt our wonderful fellowship with Jesus.

 It will hinder our growth. It will steal our joy. It will cripple our walk. It will put out our light.

But thankfully, because of the precious and redeeming blood of Jesus, we can be forgiven. We can obtain new mercy. His generous grace can be applied and we can be free of that bondage of darkness.

You see,  God never breaks relationship with us. We won't lose our salvation. We can't be 'unborn' as a Christian once we've experienced rebirth in Him and through Him. But we can lose that close fellowship with our Savior when we allow the dark to overshadow the light.

I don't want to walk in darkness. Not even for a little while. I desire the glorious, radiant, blinding light of Christ to cover me and illuminate my every step.

I want to walk in TRUTH. I want to walk in the light of the one who is LIGHT. I want to walk in Him...

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins and to 
cleanse us from all unrighteousness"

(1 John 1:9)


fuzzytop said...

"I desire the glorious, radiant, blinding light of Christ to cover me and illuminate my every step."

I loved this thought, Beth!


Yolanda said...

I'm in total agreement but oh how I fall so short. Lord, prick my heart when I begin to turn to my old ways...and remind me that I am a new creation and that the Holy Spirit is to be my BFF, leading me and guiding me into Your Truths.

With love,

Sonja said...

This is so good Beth... such a great reminder that we 'never go back on light we've already been given'. The more we move in His light, the greater that light becomes.


Nana Jul said...

It's so easy to slip...just alittle..but you are so right...the darkness seeps in. Enough to blurr the truth, just enough not to see it clearly. It's definitely not where we want to be. us when allow those things, reveal them to us so we can deal with it head on, and get back to shining for YOU!
What a great truth. Love ya Beth!

Denise J. Hughes said...

"It doesn't take much darkness to dim the glorious light of TRUTH."

Oh, Beth. You've made an excellent point here. It doesn't take much. Just a little. And the light of truth is dimmed.

I pray that the light of His truth will shine brightly in all I do and say.

Thank you for your encouraging words.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Those little things do add up. Thank God for His mercy and grace!

Lovely new photos of your babies and girls, Beth. Thanks for sharing.

The Old Geezer said...

Amen Sister Beth!

Who wants to live in darkness when the Light of the world has set you free! Not me! :-)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Blessed are those who recognize the darkness and RUN TO THE LIGHT! Oh Lord, keep our eyes open to truth.


Anonymous said...

Amen to that sister what a encouraged words...the battle is against principalities and trying hard to do what God ask me to.. many times im spiritually very tired..i ask myself Lord im tired... but than God we can rely on Jesus God bless you blog friend..your blog is nice and encouraging...i follow only what talks to my heart i love to see your family pictures...very warm.. visit me some time ok? shalom... soraya