Walk As Children Of Light

Arise, shine; for your light has come! and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you (Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV)

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “ I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. (John 8:12 NKJV)

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 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. (1 John 1:5-7 NKJV)

3487040811_34c1ae6f37_zAs children of the light, in Christ, we shine in the darkness. The darkness can not comprehend this light of Christ in us us even as it tries to attack us.  We are enigmas, easily misunderstood by the darkness as grow brighter and brighter each day. Revelation floods our being with mysteries unfolding of our identity and inheritance in Christ. It is time to truly receive a revelation of our life, hidden in Christ in His light.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord (Ephesians 5:8-10 NKJV)

It is implicitly evident that light always overpowers darkness. The problem is that we tend to retreat from the very darkness we, as Christians are called into, to walk in, to confront, to challenge and to overcome.

Do we know how brightly we shine or are we inherently dimmed by the darkness that seems to be encroaching upon the earth at large? We are in Christ and in Christ we arise in the reality of light to BE His light in the world.

Reflect on this in the times of encroaching darkness in the world today, closing in on all sides.

It is in darkness that we shine and power flows from our innermost beings.

God keeps me in the Book of Acts where the demonstration of heaven’s power in Christ through His servants was also accompanied by persecution, trials and tribulation. In the midst of darkness, the light shone so brightly. So as it was then, so shall it be right now. It is a great day to be in the Kingdom for those who live, move and have their being in Christ. It is time to open wide our spiritual eyes to see that those who are for us are greater than those against us.

Just some prophetic thoughts today to encourage you on the journey.

DebraIn Christ,
Debra

Don’t Lose the Substance by Grasping at Shadows!

Man in SunlightDon’t live in the shadows. Live in the light. Move away from living, moving and having your being in another’s life. Their life casts a shadow, a shape and a form. But, their shadow obscures the light from reaching you. It can call to you as a place of safety yet it is a place of shadow – a place where the light can neither energize nor expose, touching your own life.

A shadow is a region where light from a light source is obstructed by an opaque object, namely the person whose shadow we find ourselves in at any time. Their shadow, their form and shape which we can idolize at times, is the very thing that obscures the light from me.

I am not called to live in another’s shadow, putting on their hopes, their dreams, living within the boundaries of their purpose.

I am called to walk in the light, as He is in the light and He is the light. Jesus Christ. I live and move and have my being in the light of His glory.

The light of the world lives in me, Christ in me. I live in His light and my life is filled and flowing with the light of His glory. I do not live in another’s shadow, their purpose, their passion. What keeps me in the shadows? That’s a good question for each of us to personally answer. Is it fear of being different in our own light? Is it worry? Anxiety?

Standing in the light of Christ is the real me. The shadow that is formed from the light is my form, my substance, my silhouette. He who casts a shadow stands in the fullness of light. Shadows may appear to be safe but they obscure the light.

Sunlight Marco…His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light… (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV)

Out of darkness into the light.

Helen Keller
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Aesop
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

As the light of His presence flows through each of us, that light will be bright and filled with life so that the world may see and desire Christ Jesus. It is not a case of rebellion or independence trying to find myself because I died and my life is hidden in Christ. He is my life and my light. I am called to shine.

Being different, being creative is a place in the light where all is real, true and authentic. That lends itself to criticism, rejection as well as honor and acceptance. But is there any other way for me? No. The passion in my heart at this time in my life is fired up by an intense desire just to be me in Christ, wherever that leads, whatever door that opens up……my life formed and transformed in the light. How about you?

DebraIn Christ
Debra

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