January 16, 2016
16. Living in the Light
1 John 1:7
7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
God’s light is not stagnant, it is moving. Our Heavenly Father is teaching us to walk. As new Christians—infants, babes in Christ, we stand on wobbly legs, take our first step, and fall down. We grasp His hand to stand again, wavering to and fro. We lurch forward one step, and then another, keeping our eyes locked on Him; and He is backing up! He keeps us arms distance away, moving steadily backwards as we strive to reach Him. We are baffled at why we must work so hard, and endure this gap, until finally we are walking—and then running for Jesus!
“Darkness cannot put out the light, it can only make God brighter.” —Author Unknown
Prayer, I prayed to you Lord, I know you will answer me and You will free me from all of my fears. For those who look to You for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.