Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 12, 2014
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12
Jesus Christ is our guide to walk in God’s will. We can traverse with Him through life as a trustworthy friend. Additionally, the Holy Spirit illumines our mind to understand His next steps. Yes, the Spirit reveals the truth of Scripture, as an eternal energy source that teaches our mind to think on His things. In triune harmony, our heavenly Father comforts our sorrows, disciplines our darkened behaviors, and pours out generous portions of His humility, grace, and wisdom.
What does it mean to wholeheartedly follow the Light of Life, the Lord Jesus? It means we submit our wills to His will, our inner most desires align with His inner most desires, His commands are joyful to obey, and what breaks His heart breaks our heart. We follow our spiritual guide Jesus by faith. Since we trusted Him to save us, we can trust Him to guide us. When we are unsure, he is sure. When we have questions, He has answers. Jesus is our spiritual sherpa who leads us through valleys, over mountains, and beside still waters. Hell’s gloom cannot extinguish the glow of God’s glory!
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18).
Our capitulation to Christ in faith gives us insight into what others need. We don’t hide our light in the inner sanctum of ourselves, rather we release it to be a blessing to those distressed or depressed by darkness. If we owned the local power company, would we be good citizens if we kept the use of electricity to ourselves? Neither are we good Christians if we engage Almighty God’s energizing truth and grace only for our own mental, emotional, and spiritual illumination.
What do you face in life that needs revelation from the Light of Life? Faith is not a leap into the darkness, but a step into the light. So, be patient and pray. If this is not the right choice, there will be another, better one. If this is not the right job, there will be another, better one. If this is not the right relationship, there will be another, better one. As you wait, your spirit catches up with your Spiritual Guide–Jesus. As you walk, you trust your guide to go where He’s been before.
“For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life” (Psalm 56:13).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, guide me by the glow of Your glory, so my life gives You glory.
Related Readings: Isaiah 50:10; 2 Samuel 23:4; Daniel 12:3; Matthew 5:14; 1 John 1:7
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