Life of Light

Luke 11:36   (KJV)   36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

A life described to be full of light sounds very beautiful. The good news is: this isn’t just a pipe dream; this can be true. Our entire being can be totally bright. Our bodies can be offered as pure living sacrifice to God; we can make a covenant with our eyes never to look luke-11-36-life-of-lightat anything with lust; we can renew our minds so that our beliefs are correct and our thoughts are completely surrendered to the authority of God’s Word. We’re not part darkness part light; we’re children of light—through and through.

Life surrounded and saturated with light is incomparable. It’s very easy to associate it with wonder and peace. In the middle of a very dark world, we’re under a direct heavenly beam, shining down on us, affecting our entire being. There’s no space for or trace of hypocrisy in our conduct. We live in the light; we don’t engage in works of darkness; we don’t have to hide anything; we don’t have sinful and shameful hidden secrets weighing us down. This may sound very lofty, and yes it does when bragging about self. But we glory in Jesus alone. He’s the One making all these things possible.

Lord, we understand that left to ourselves, we’ll continue to find ourselves as victims of our own weaknesses, imperfections, and sinfulness. You’re the Light of the World illuminating our own world. We lay ourselves restfully under a flowing heavenly fountain of light continually falling on us. Our world’s bright—in and out—because of You. You drive away darkness from us. Now, we project this light brilliantly; our desire is to get the world to clearly see the good in and about us, and by doing so, lead their sight and focus to Your glory—the Father of lights in Whom there’s no variableness neither shadow of turning.

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