“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” I John 1:5-7
It is a daily occurrence at our house.
“Mom…do you know where my ________ is?”
“No”, I usually say. “I cannot keep up with everything. Have you looked _______?” (that blank is usually somewhere obvious…for example can’t find your shoes…try the closet.)
And then about 10 seconds later…they still can’t find it. So, up the stairs I go and Bam! within about 10 seconds there it is…insert mom saying here..”If it had of been a snake it would have bitten you.”
So enters the question…when we are searching for purpose, searching for Light…why then can we not find it?
We cannot find the Light without looking to the source of Light. We cannot travel down 2 separate roads: one to follow our dreams and one to follow God’s plan at the same time. We wander around in the darkness (which is suppose to the road of our dreams) bumping into things frustrated that we have to search for more than 10 seconds. When in reality, we have to spend our whole lives loving Jesus with everything in us – the 2 roads must merge…and that is how we find our purpose, that is how we find the Light! (reference: “Rhinestone Jesus” by Kristen Welch)
Then we shine for all to see!
During this season in their life, my kids cannot find their shoes, or blanket, or stuffed animal…they need guidance and help. But during our ENTIRE life we have to look to Jesus for Light. Life does not consist of straight roads leading from blessing to blessing…there are curves, bumps, holes, and mountains, but when we walk “in the Light as He is in the Light” we are free..free from the sin…free from darkness…free from being bitten by the world. We don’t have to search anymore…for the Light has come!(reference: “Rhinestone Jesus” by Kristen Welch)
Shining with you!