Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Need for Light

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Rom 13:12

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:14-16
I got the results of my blood tests back yesterday. My thyroid was fine and the dosage I am currently on for my thyroid is fine. But apparantly I have a red flag vitamin D deficiency. The lowest number you can have for optimum health is 32. Mine was 9. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that we hardly ever see the sun here in the Pacific Northwest. The doctors say I need 4000 units to get back up. Of course I looked up vitamin D deficiency and one of the main causes is lack of natural light. Our skin is able to convert sunlight into vitamin D. I thought it was pretty profound that the Lord has designed our bodies to require a certain amount of light in order to function.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

God is light. Just like our bodies need the light of the sun, spiritually, we need the light of God in our lives.

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 1 John 1:6

If we say that we have a relationship with God, and yet we are still walking in darkness,(full of sin and anger and hatred and NOT LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR) we are LIARS, and are not doing the truth. Nowadays the lost can't see any light at all in this crooked and preverse world because all the Christians are hypocrites and not walking in the love of Jesus.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Eph 5:8-14
Jesus Christ brought all the law into two commandments. Love God and love your neighbor. It is the love of God that you show that will bring the light of God to a world filled with so much darkness. If you can't love your neighbor, ask the Lord to fill you with His light and His love. Pray for open doors to witness Christ and to share the hope that is in you and be lights in this world.

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