Thursday, April 28, 2011

light and darkness

John 8:12 NLT
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."

I am not scared of the dark, but I would rather walk around in the light.  That is true in the physical world and the spiritual.  Often we chose to walk in darkness just because the light exposes so much.  Listen up, when we walk with Jesus and in His light there is a very different flow and path that God gives us.

This week I have finished reading through (and slowly for that matter) the book of Joshua.  And the verses that struck me greatest were in the first and last chapters.  Remember Joshua said, "chose who you will serve ... but as for me and my house, we will serve God."  That was the dividing line in a big way for those people, and it is a dividing line for us.  Do we care more about following God or about being comfortable.

Walking in light is not always comfortable.  The light or sun can burn your skin but oh the beauty of life.  The light can almost blind you at times, but you can see for a long way.  Then turn the other way to think about darkness.  In the dark I stub my toe when I am walking around (that hurts).  In the dark there is the unknown like someone who may want to hurt me or something like that.

I chose light.  I chose to walk with Jesus.  Light equals truth. Darkness equals lies and deception.  That is in the spiritual world.  Darkness means I have to learn more and do more on my own.  Light means I have someone and something to lean on.

John 12:35 NLT
Jesus replied, "My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.

Light is a choice.  Darkness is also a choice.  Which choice will make a bigger difference?

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