Don’t put your LIGHT under a darkened understanding of yourself
The new LIGHT you see Him in IS the same LIGHT you exist in! Check this out:
giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the LIGHT. 13 He has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins(noun).
YOU are the LIGHT of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let YOUR LIGHT so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
But IF WE walk in the LIGHT as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin(noun).
1 John 1:7
Did you catch it? WE are no longer affiliated with the kingdom of darkness brought on by our sin. We have been fully translated, transferred, moved, and delivered into the kingdom of God’s dear Son, who is THE LIGHT of the World…..and that makes US the LIGHT of the world now too!
So, are you choosing to walk in that LIGHT? Are you depressed or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of joy; are you unworthy of love and acceptance or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of being loved by God; are you sick and diseased or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His healing; are you financially in debt or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His kingdom resources; are you insecure or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His son-ship; are you in fear or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His peace and sound mind; are you in doubt or are you placing yourself in the LIGHT of His promises and inability to lie; are you choosing to be in ANY aspect of darkness or are you choosing to place yourself in the fullness of LIGHT His word of truth and Son gave freely to you? Do you see how it is our choice?
We have a choice to live in the LIGHT of His ways and fellowship with Him which is His will and heart’s desire for us. When I look back at my life and let those past failures define who I am today; when I let other people’s views of me define who I am today; when I let the lies of the devil steer my understanding and belief about who I am today, who I will become, and what I have or don’t have; I am NOT walking in the LIGHT of His ways. I am NOT letting MY LIGHT shine, I am hiding it under a basket – a covering of darkness!
I want to encourage you today to let your place, feelings, desires, mental pictures, and hearts reflect the LIGHT of His ways. 1 John 4:17 says “…as HE(Jesus) IS, so are WE in this world”. Where and How is HE? Ephesians 1:21 – “far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”
That is the LIGHT of His Glory!(2 Corinthians 4:4,6) The hope of Christ IN you!(Colossians 1:27)
May you choose to walk in the way HE thinks about you every minute of the rest of your life, placing yourself in the full LIGHT of His Glory, far above everything in this world that is of darkness, resting in the fellowship with Him that you have always dreamed of!