Growing in The Light of Life

Growing in The Light of Life

God is the Light of the World and the Light of Life
As nights are getting longer and darker I am reminded of the battle of darkness and light. Thankfully we know that God has won the battle on the cross. Gratefully we realize that darkness has no say over us. Blessedly we acknowledge that in Jesus there will always be light.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.
        Should I fear anyone?
(Psalm 27:1, CEB)

Already in the Old Testament God was seen as light. God is as essential as light to us. As much as nature needs light to grow, so do we need God to be alive.

Yet we tend to take life granted and forget that we truly are dependent on God. We tend to forget that we need God to breath. But when we recognize God and our need of him, we are eternally blessed.

The Lord will be your everlasting light;
    your God will be your glory. (Isaiah 60:19, CEB)

God sent his only Son to the world to get us out of darkness.
We all know that Jesus is the light of the world.
But do you know that Jesus is also the light of life?

Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12, CEB)

When we follow Jesus he exposes our sins of darkness and as we confess and repent Jesus also heals our wounds. Jesus provides light so we don’t have to stumble in the darkness anymore. And Jesus makes spiritual growth possible. Just as nature needs light in order to grow, we need Jesus – the light of life – in order to grow spiritually.

There is no way we can be spiritually alive on our own.
Without the light of life, there is no spiritual life.
Because in darkness there is no life.

There is no way we can fake abundance on our own.
Without the light of life, there is no spiritual fruit.
Because in darkness there is no growth.

Without Jesus,
there is no life.
But with Jesus,
there is life in abundance!

 

Gracious God,
We need you!
We need you to breath.
We need you to live and grow.
We need you to cleanse us.
We need you to guide us.
We need you in every way possible.
Shine your light on us!
Expose what needs to be exposed.
Cleanse what needs to be cleansed.
Heal what needs to be healed.
Grow what needs to be grown.
Build us up in Jesus’ name!
Amen

Q4U: How does the light of life affect your living?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you celebrate the Light of Life!

Giving thanks today for
#761 God’s eternal light
#762 Light overcomes darkness
#763 spiritual growth happens in Jesus
#764 Jesus shines light on our lives
#765 God’s generous gifts to us
#766 we don’t need to be afraid of darkness
#767 God gives everything we need to grow in Him
#768 Jesus is life-giving light
#769 we can walk in light
#770 we can live in light
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Image courtesy of Michael Taylor. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty & Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday and

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