19 Jun The Light of Life by Erin Velasquez
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
You know that feeling when you have been cold and then step outside? That first moment the sun hits your skin feels so good. It is comforting and soothing.
I love the light of God. My life would not be what it is today without his light for many, many reasons. But these are two important ones.
First of all, His light exposes things to us. We can be in a place where we don’t see things in our lives that are hurting us. Sometimes these are other are things people have done to us. We can use our free will to slip into seemingly innocent sin. We can lie to ourselves and say it’s not a big deal, or convince ourselves that it won’t affect areas of our lives, but it will. Every choice we make can either block the enemy and bring protection or open the the door for the enemy to have his way in our life. What we choose can and usually does affect others too!
Because light exposes things, it’s only natural that it makes us a little uncomfortable. It’s against our human nature to want to be vulnerable. We want to protect ourselves, but girls, God already knows. He knows everything about our life and He cares. He has seen everything that’s ever happened to us. He is aware of those voices in our head that call us names and put us down. And God wants to love us as his daughter. He wants the light of His Word to expose these lies so we can live free and blessed.
God’s light is so powerful, it not only exposes darkness, but illuminates His Will and reveals His Way to us. We are often faced with situations and have no clue which way is right. Maybe more than one way makes sense….or maybe we don’t see any way out of our situation.
I feel like that is just where I was for an 8yr period in my life. I didn’t realize it until many years into it, that I was struggling with depression. No one in public would have known. No one at church would have recognized that I was hurting because I’m naturally friendly and love people.
But God began to shine His light on this area of my life. I started praying every morning for God to show me how to walk out of this place of darkness. He would lead me one day at a time. Sometimes it was repentance I had to walk through. But most of the time the Holy Spirit would just gently show me something about His love for me. It would bring me to tears. God freed me inside. He has restored my joy and has given me an excitement about life. I’m thankful for his light that reveals and heals our lives.
THE LIGHT OF LIFE! How wonderful His light feels!