2013-07-16 - Going Toward the Light
In the shopping centers that I frequent, the traffic is so thick all day long, that it is imperative to find a stoplight before exiting the centers back onto the main roads, especially if you are turning left - and sometimes even if you are going right (though that is often moot, for nowadays, many drivers don't seem to recall or know that people going to the right have the right-of-way over those turning left, anyway.).
It's like that in our walk with Christ, as well. We must always look for the Light, head for the Light, and keep our eyes focused on the Light.
If we are dealing with what seems like an impossible situation in health, in our family, at work, at church or anywhere - we head toward the Light. If we are searching for answers, we need to look toward the Light. Even if we are "going through the motions" in our relationship with God (and it happens to many Christians, so don't feel alone or like a bad Christian, if you are in that situation), it is vital that we move toward the Light. There is a psychological principle that you can act your way into feelings, and that's apropos for dry times in our faith. We must still head toward the Light - keep praying, even if we don't believe prayers are being answered, continue to go to church and receive encouragement and inspiration from our fellow Christians, read the Bible even if we doubt that it contains answers for us.
And we need to walk in the Light, living as the Bible teaches us, in a way that we need not be ashamed. We need to live every moment, remembering that Christ is right there with us and ask ourselves-what does He think about this place I am visiting, or about what I just said.
No matter what - always walk toward and in the Light.
1 John 1:7 (NASB) But if we walk in the Light, as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Janice P. Moser