The ABCs of God's Love Letter: Light
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This Week We're Looking at Light
I have had a fear of the dark for as long as I can remember. I can guarantee it stems from fearing the unknown—fearing what I cannot see. I am still discovering that the best weapon against this fear is prayer. I try to remember to ask God for bravery and peace before my active imagination runs too wild, envisioning what might be lurking in the dark. When I do ask, He faithfully delivers.
Psalm 27:1 says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Because of this verse, I have recently decided to add to my “afraid of-the-dark” prayer, in which I request bravery and peace. My new plan is to also thank the Lord for being my Light. Not for supplying light or emitting light, but for being my Light. Light is just one of the numerous ways in which He reveals His indescribable love.
Of course, the Bible verses that assure us God is the Light of our lives are not exclusively referring to fear of dark places. His light is abundantly available whenever His divine illumination is needed.
This verse highlights how important it is for us to desire an upright life in which we dive into God’s Word and intentionally follow the road He illuminates for us. In other words, when He sees us reflecting His light, He shines even more light in our lives!
As we steadily strive to live an upright life, Matthew 5:14 comes into the picture: “You are the Light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” When the Lord fills us with His light, it can then radiate from us to give the world a glimpse of Who He is. I don’t interpret that verse as a suggestion. It doesn’t tell us to attempt to be a light. It clearly states that we, as believers, are light in a world that is in desperate need of His glorious brilliance. What a crucial and exciting assignment that is: to receive His light into our lives, and in turn, shine His light for all the world to see.
Being afraid of any kind of darkness can be a fear of the past when we trust the Lord to be our Light.
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What does Light mean to you?
10/27/2020 09:11:04 am
Interesting that God doesn't tell us to be light but says we are light by virtue of His in us. May we shine brightly for Him!
10/27/2020 04:58:53 pm
Absolutely! May shining for Him become part of our prayer! Thank you for reading.
10/27/2020 11:55:59 am
Light. Holy Spirit keeps bringing this topic to the forefront. Confirmation. I love when He does that!
10/27/2020 05:00:26 pm
I do too! He’s so very good at that! Thank you for reading.
10/28/2020 09:14:46 am
Well said! "He is eager to shine His glory upon all of our circumstances—providing comfort, clarity, and courage." This line resonated with me the most. It's such a good reminder that God is for us. Thank you for this and for hosting another fantastic link-up too!
10/28/2020 09:48:11 am
Yes, He sure is for us! He is so faithful to provide everything we need! Thank you for reading.
10/28/2020 01:20:12 pm
He is light. And we are a conduit for that light. Beautiful.
10/28/2020 02:20:03 pm
Amen! Yes, He is and yes, we are! Thank you for reading.
My fear of the dark started when I was just a little girl. I would get all tucked into bed with the lights out and then with a sudden loud commotion my brother would jump from the closet. It stuck with me.
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