The Light Shining in Darkness
Even though Christ is your Savior, there will be times when you are tempted to sin. And if you yield to the temptation, you will sense a spiritual darkness around you. The closer you are to Christ in your devotion, the deeper the darkness will seem.
This is because the more we commit our lives to the Lord, the more we become like Him. Once we are saved, sin no longer reflects who we are in Christ.
One of the roles of the Holy Spirit is to draw us even closer to the Lord. He also is the One who guides us through each day. A check in your spirit may mean you are about to do something that could jeopardize your God-centered peace.
There are times when you will sense God's Spirit warning about a particular event or set of circumstances. Listen to His voice. Ask God to make His will clear to you, and never allow the enemy to twist the love and protection of God into something that yields fearful thoughts.
If you want to walk in the light of Truth, having the knowledge and wisdom of God, make a commitment to read and to study His Word, which is "a lamp to our feet."
The people who gathered at the cross to witness the crucifixion were living in spiritual darkness, and God wanted to make sure they understood the choice they were making.
Beginning with the third hour of this horrendous event, a deep, all-consuming darkness fell on the land and the people were engulfed with fear. Today we do not have to walk in darkness. We have the eternal flame of God guiding our every step.
Prayer: Father, You are the light of this world, and I choose to walk in it knowing that You will give me the wisdom I need for every situation. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it" (John 1:5).