Walk in the Light

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John 8:12 (NIV)

12 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.”

The word light is a metaphor that occurs more than 20 times in the first 12 chapters of John’s Gospel.  Jesus wasn’t saying that he was holding the light or that He had the light or that He’s the way to the light.  Instead, He unequivocally stated, “I am the Light.”  In doing so, He was claiming to be deity.  Rabbis used “light” as a name for Messiah.  When Jesus said He was the Light, He was saying that He is God and, therefore, He is the source of life.  The sun is necessary for sustaining life, but the One who created the sun and the universe is the source of all life.

C.S. Lewis once said, ”I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”  Everything comes from God and is therefore filtered through God.  If a person does not believe that, then they are in denial.

Darkness is often a metaphor for sin, spiritual blindness, and death.  Light and darkness cannot coexist.  When you turn on a light in a darkened room, immediately the darkness vanishes.  Christ is the Light who dispels spiritual darkness.

Not only does the light dispel the darkness, but it also lights our path.  Jesus is essential to our spiritual life.  As rain and sun are critical to earthly crops, we need Christ to nourish and help us grow in our spiritual walk.  He alone possesses the map to life.

To be a follower of Christ is to give our body, soul, and mind in obedience to Him.  As we walk in the Light, He delivers us from darkness and guides us on the path towards pursuing His purposes.

 

Isaiah 2:5 (NIV)

Come, descendants of Jacob,
    let us walk in the light of the Lord.

The question I want us to ask ourselves today is:

How can I be more intentional about walking in Jesus’ light in my daily life?

When you figure out what you can do, the next step is to implement them into your daily life.  Make it a daily rhythm in your life to spend time with God.  Be intentional about living your life in a manner that reflects Jesus.  Doing this will change your life forever.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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