We live with so much light around, it's hard to imagine a world in total darkness. We are used to everything being illuminated.
The life of the spirit can be quite different, however. We can ignore what is revealed and turn our inner eyes away from the truth.
Take just a moment now to turn your attention to the Spirit that has something for you to see, something new for you to know.next >
Let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Romans 13:13-14next >
Boy, it is so easy to give in sometimes.
Eat yet another plate of delicious once-a-year kind of delectables on the table? Hey, Thanksgiving only comes once a year! Skip a couple of days – again – of the workout you’ve committed yourself to? Well, there is something really good on TV! Believe the worst about somebody even though, you have to admit, you don’t really know them very well, or their situation for that matter? But gossip is so juicy!
Yes, it’s very easy to give in to the darker side of ourselves sometimes. But for the believer, God’s Spirit is always there, prompting us to live into the light that has come in Christ Jesus. Thank God for the light. Thank God for the Spirit. Thanks be to God for a new way to live.
Nick Fosternext >
God, I am thankful for today and the opportunities it brings. If I am going to give in to anything, I want to give in to your Spirit, alive in me. Amen.next >
Wake up from your sleep, climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!
Ephesians 5:14-16 (The Message)