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Children of Light

for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord — Ephesians 5:8-10

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. — Hebrews 11:6

If you are one who walks in the Light of the Lord then you understand that you once walked in darkness. You understand the blessing of being rescued from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Jesus in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin. (Colossians 1:13-14).

As children of Light we walk in goodness, righteousness, and truth. As children of the Light we seek to know what pleases the Lord. One thing that pleases the Lord is our faith in Jesus. Are you seeking and searching the Scriptures to know how to please your Lord?

How bright is your light shining? Bright enough to see the truth and the way to please your God? I hope so. He is deserving and worthy.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

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Light

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. — Genesis 1:1-3

Since the beginning of time, God has been shedding light on the world.
Genesis starts dark and void but God said, “Let there be light”.
The New Testament starts with God sending a Light into the world.
The world was dark and in need of the Light, so God sent Him.
We are made in the image of the Light and thus we are the light of the world.
So,

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. — Matthew 5:16

so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, — Philippians 2:15

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

God Gave Light

thFor God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life. 17 Here’s the point. God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction.

18 No one who believes in Him has to fear condemnation, yet condemnation is already the reality for everyone who refuses to believe because they reject the name of the only Son of God. 19 Why does God allow for judgment and condemnation? Because the Light, sent from God, pierced through the world’s darkness to expose ill motives, hatred, gossip, greed, violence, and the like. Still some people preferred the darkness over the light because their actions were dark. 20 Some of humankind hated the light. They scampered hurriedly back into the darkness where vices thrive and wickedness flourishes. 21 Those who abandon deceit and embrace what is true, they will enter into the light where it will be clear that all their deeds come from God. — John 3:16-21 (The Voice)

God gave us the Light. Come to the Light. Bow before Jesus in prayer. Know the Light. Read God’s wonderful story of Jesus in the Bible. Seek the Light and worship the Light. Jesus is the light of the world.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Groping

and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ — Acts 17:26-28

The word “grope” stood out to me, jumped right off the screen (page). It is defined in Word Origin & History* as “O.E. grapian “to feel about as one blind or in darkness,” originally “to feel or handle,” related to gripan “grasp at” (see gripe)”.* Groping, as one blind or in darkness. Isn’t that our state of being without Jesus?

God, our Creator, made from one man (Adam) every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth. I think God has definitely accomplished that. How amazing when you think about it. Lands that had never been explored are now inhabited. From two there are now approximately seven billion people on earth. And it blows my mind when I read that He has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lives. All seven billion! I have trouble just making sure I am at my appointed place in a day. God is amazing!

What does He desire of us? To seek Him. But not just seek, grope. I imagine a desperation there. Darkness all around and having no direction, no sight. Many walk daily in this condition. God wants so much to give us sight and light to see Him clearly. To find Him. For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him? (Deuteronomy 4:7) In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? (Job 12:10)

God desires to give us abundant life through Jesus Christ. A life that is truly blessed, fulfilling, and amazing for in Him we live and move and exist. Do you want to truly live? Seek Jesus now while He may be found.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

*Dictionary.com, “grope,” in Online Etymology Dictionary. Source location: Douglas Harper, Historian. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/grope. Available: http://dictionary.reference.com. Accessed: June 26, 2014.

Shine Jesus Shine

This morning at worship I was blessed by singing one of my favorite songs. I turned it into a prayer as I often do. The song brought so much truth and Scripture to mind I couldn’t help but be moved to write devotionals pertaining to the song. I hope you will be blessed by this Cliff Richard song.

Lord the Light or Your Love is shining,
In the midst of the darkness shining,
Jesus light of the world shine upon us,
Set us free by the truth You now bring us,
Shine on me. Shine on me.

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” — John 8:12

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, — Colossians 1:13

[Walk by the Spirit ] It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. — Galatians 5:1

Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. — John 14:6

God’s Word says it so well. I will close here with — Jesus is the light of the world who rescued us from the domain of darkness, set us free to stand firm on His life because He is the way and truth. God bless you as you allow Him to shine on you.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon