Desert landscape can be so stark and void of color that you tend to notice light and how it gives definition to the immediate surroundings. Here in Arizona we are bathed in sunlight 325 days a year and I never tire of it.
LIGHT is my word for 2021 and I know and trust that GOD will take me on a journey searching for HIS light in scripture and in my life. HIS marvelous light should draw us daily as we are exposed over and over to the world’s darkness. My scripture this a.m. just so happened to be this…….
PSALM 27: 1 “THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION – WHOM SHOULD I FEAR?”
Walking in HIS light…….we become aware of the darkness around us. But don’t fear Christian…….stand in HIS light today. We know that the enemy of darkness is cunning, deceitful and that even satan will appear as an angel of light.
2 CORINTHIANS 11: 14 “AND NO WONDER, FOR EVEN SATAN DISGUISES HIMSELF AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.”
GOD’S LIGHT SHINES EVER BRIGHTER THE DARKER OUR WORLD BECOMES.
Let’s face it…….things are not getting better. We might convince ourselves that they are, but prophesy and scripture tell us differently. Are we in the last days? I don’t really know, but I do know that with all the changes happening, that we have one TRUE GOD who NEVER changes!
The light of HIS word is evidence that HIS WORD is true…….only in the Bible do we find HIS light of truth. The Bible is what we can come to trust right now. Let us not be easily deceived and for me, that is my biggest fear…….that satan will deceive me in some way that goes against GOD. Some deceptions are obvious, but I worry about the subtle ones. Ones where I am drawn in either by peer pressure or media or what I read other than the Bible.
Just recently my book club chose a book that I had no clue as to what the story was about until I read 50 pages of it…….praying to gods (yes small g) and making a deal with the devil is not something I want to ever read about. I know the enemy is alive and well and prowls around like a lion. A review of the book said this: “it features a beautiful black-haird devil made of night and it is definitely romantic.” This book was on the New York bestsellers list. See where we are? Even literature is making this darkness normal while cancelling books that have been around for years. And our government and society continues to go down the road of eliminating anything GOD.
BUT PRAISE GOD HIS LIGHT SHINES SO BRIGHT! The enemy wants to deceive the Body of Christ more than anything, so we should be ever more vigilant of what our eyes read and what we hear. Only the light of CHRIST can guide us and direct us, because deceivers are many right now.
ISAIAH 2: 5 “COME AND LET US WALK IN THE LORD’S LIGHT.”
HOW ELSE CAN WE SHINE HIS LIGHT UNLESS WE OURSELVES HAVE BEEN SITTING DIRECTLY IN IT?
Let’s remember at one time we did walk in darkness……..
ISAIAH 9: 2 “THE PEOPLE WALKING IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT.”
So let’s stop complaining about our current condition…….we are walking in GOD’S light today! Let’s get busy and shine the light of CHRIST wherever we go! We have nothing to fear, HIS light consumes the darkness and we need to trust that HOLY light. HIS marvelous light transforms and draws us near and when we shine, others see and wonder what is different about us……sit in HIS light today, soak it up, then go out and shine, shine brightly for CHRIST!
JOHN 12: 36 “BELIEVE IN THE LIGHT WHILE YOU HAVE THE LIGHT, SO THAT YOU MAY BECOME CHILDREN OF LIGHT.”