Some people are alarmed that it is now Daylight Savings time. “We have to get up for work in darkness, they exclaimed. “I’m tired from working a full day and it is hard driving home in the dark after a stressful day.”But even if we didn’t acknowledge Daylight Saving’s Time, it is safe to say no matter, because in reality over 50% of the world’s population is walking in darkness What, you say that is absurd! Where did I get those statistics? Let me explain! The light of the body is the eye. The eyes are the windows of the soul. In him was life and the life is the light of man (life=light of man). God says the light of my approval and favor is upon you. The endurance of God’s words gives light. He has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. That light is a source for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart. Yet, too often we fail to follow that light to let it shine in our lives. We want to follow our own ideas and natures. We are told it is silliness and folly to follow an unknown spiritual being. WE KNOW BEST! And yet when our plans fall apart our hearts break The word (bible) is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Walk while you have the light lest darkness come upon you. For he that walks in darkness knoweth not where he goeth. While you have light, believe in the light that ye may be the children of light.
Every good gift is from above and cometh down from the father of lights. The Lord is my light and my salvation who shall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life. Lord lifts up the light of thy countenance upon us. The people of this world have blinded the minds of them that believe lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God should shine into them. We need to make the face to shine upon thy servant and let them not be ashamed. Blessed are the people who know thy beautiful sound. They shall walk in the light.
There he was a young handsome nineteen year old, standing at the front bumper of my newly washed silver Mustang. He smiled and politely asked me if I would like to buy a huge chocolate bar wrapped in shiny gold paper. He whispered that the money would be going to a good cause. I balked! I loved chocolate, but knew in the long run that the repercussions of digesting it would be profound. Within hours, I would have a pounding migraine headache. Yet it would require a strong willpower to resist it. And of course it would be going to a good cause. I impulsively took money from my purse and told him to keep the bar and I would just donate to his cause. “ No” he exclaimed,” I need to show that I sold the bar”. Frustrated and discouraged he opened up to me relating that he had just gotten out of rehab and it was his third time sober. “But he remarked, I have been clean and sober for over thirty days.” He told me his drug of choice had been Cocaine and he was finding it very difficult to stay clean. He exclaimed, I don’t WANT TO GO BACK! He told me he wanted to succeed this time and that he had accepted God and given his life to Christ and that he was now establishing a relationship with him. I told him how proud I was of him that he had taken that first step. And that God really loved him. I explained that a relationship with God is so important and that it is the glue that holds ones life together when everything around one seems to becoming unglued. I reflected that I didn’t realize I needed a relationship with Christ until much later in life. I told him that my faith, belief and trust in God had saved my life. It had saved me from abuse as a child. It had saved me when chaos and drugs were all around me. It had prevented me from forging into darkness and evil and brought life and light into my existence because it strengthened me. He told me he had never believed and that because he didn’t have a relationship with the Lord he had filled that void with sex, drugs and alcohol starting at a very young age. He remarked that because so many young people don’t believe and don’t have that strong support structure they have succumbed and been led into darkness which he believed had added to the drug epidemic. They have made drugs, pleasure and sex their Gods and their idols Yes, I agreed. I have thanked the Lord over and over many times that I had seen his light and believed and hadn’t succumbed to peer pressure. “But for the grace of God, go I” I wanted to make everything right for this young man, but I realized GOD IS IN CONTROL! So before I left him there I prayed that he would follow God’s word. AND STAY IN THE LIGHT! I often wonder what happened to him so I hold him in my heart and I often pray. Prayer is strong. Prayer can heal. Prayer is communication with GOD! Yes, I know how deeply GOD loves him.
GOD also loves you so very much. ARE you basking in his brightness? Are you receiving his love? Most importantly……..ARE YOU WALKING IN HIS LIGHT?”