I woke up this morning with excitement in my heart. I am looking forward to an amazing day ahead! I have set a reminder on my Bible reading app for every 7 o’clock so the minute I pick up my phone instead of rushing to my emails or tweets, I start the day with God. Starting the day with the creator of the universe is the most amazing thing because it puts me in the right frame of mind. It is a time to focus on Him, on all the matters and let go of unnecessary burdens.
Anyway this morning I read the following:
‘5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 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[b] sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.’
I read the passage and immediately began thinking about the times I had read this in my teens. I really struggled with the idea of God being Light and having no darkness in Him. Because I was very aware of all my flaws and darkness, I could not see how He could love me. I remember fighting about this in prayer and continually questioning God until one day I had the revelation that the Light is knowing God. So to want to grow in Him and knowing that I am not where I should be and by submitting my life to Him, I was living in the light because God is light.
Today I know I am not where I should be but I have certainly come a long way. When I feel like I am the bees knees and too good for correction, I check myself because you see living in darkness is the pride of living without God. Thinking you can be better without Him. I thank God for this day, His love and light and pray you can find that and walk in it too. Trust me it is one of the best things!