Step/Week 10, Day 3 – Crossroads and Daily Inventory: Stay in the Light
May 6, 2020 192
“But those doing right come gladly to the Light to let everyone see that they are doing what God wants them to” (Jn. 3:21, TLB).
One of my favourite Bible verses is taken from Jn. 1:5. I love the imagery that it shows Jesus Christ as the Light and that darkness (evil) cannot overcome it. Jesus confirmed that He is the “Light of the world” (Jn. 8:12). You might have guessed by now, that John’s Gospel has a special place in my heart and it’s a constant encouragement to me, as I continue my journey of recovery.
I hope that you’ll find today’s verse a source of encouragement, too. When you were imprisoned by your addictions, you probably behaved secretly, making sure people didn’t know the “real” you. You probably hid your mistakes, especially from God, but that was your first mistake. What you were doing was restricting the Light (Jesus) into your life, so that He can illuminate your darkness, and then you can confess your sins and start to be restored by entering into a full, daily relationship with God—completely forgiven.
Jesus’ Light will shine bright in the dark areas of your life, in those areas where your character defects, hurts, habit, hang-ups, and resentments resided. God’s Light has been doing its work in your life already, as it identified the areas that required to be worked on by Him.
When you avail yourself to the Light, its brightness will blaze in your life and will “let everyone see” that you are walking the path that God wants you to walk on, as you learn from Him and His ways and will for your life. Spending time daily evaluating the day you’ve just had, will be so much easier, if you let the Light, in on that process.
– Graham Hood
Personal Reflection: Have you asked Jesus’ Light to shine bright in your life? Are you trying to hide an area of your life, from Him? Give that area to Him! Let His Light shine brightly, so that your darkness can be revealed to Him. And remember, the darkness cannot overcome the Light—you’re on the winning side. Thank God for that fact!