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The Benefit of Light

When you are located in darkness you cannot understand the importance of the Light. Scripture says “In him was life, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it.” John‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭CSB‬‬. I know we like to think that we are capable of being in the light outside of God but according to Scripture darkness cannot grasp the Light. Christ being Life and that Life is identified as the Light of men why do we stay in the darkness of death? I come from darkness. I walked around like a zombie. I knew Christ but I hid things in the darkness. I invited Christ to come in, make himself at home in the living room of my heart, invited Him into the kitchen. But I had a “do not disturb” sign on the door of my bedroom. On the door of the most intimate parts of my heart. I kept the light out. I kept it dark. It was not until I began to really study Scripture and engrave it on the tablet of my heart, that I became acquainted with His love. When I began to truly fall in love with Him and receive His love for me, I did not want to be in the dark. My desires changed. I was conformed. I was asked awhile back “How do you walk in holiness now?” By someone who knows my past life. The truth was, I stopped being afraid of the Light. I began to expose even my darkest thoughts to the Light. I knew He only revealed to heal. I began to trust the Life that is the Light of men. I began to tell God “God, I don’t want to pray this prayer because I know You will answer it, but help me not to fall.” I stopped listening to certain music and watching certain movies. I let Light in. Now, the peace passes understanding. After all His intentions for us are not just better, they’re BEST! There is no magic trick. No ritual. I know we like to think that holiness is ritualistic when it is really locative. The definition is literally to be set apart. Like I have said before “Holiness is not a result of our actions, our actions become a result of Holiness”. The action to let Light in causes Holiness to ooze out. It gets pretty annoying to people who cannot comprehend it, but that’s okay. I’d rather ooze Holiness than the brokenness I oozed before I let the Light in. I want to encourage you to ask God “Have I completely let the Light in?”. Maybe you haven’t forgiven someone, or struggle with jealousy? Maybe you don’t love as much as you should? The funniest thing is when we ask God for patience but flunk the first test He gives us. Guilty 🙋🏾‍♀️! Whatever it is, I implore you to let His marvelous Light in, because He only reveals to heal. You can trust Him!

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