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Ephesians 5:8-9 reads, For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.
Some things just make sense. For example, the more time you spend with God, the more you know and understand who He is. The more you know and understand who He is, the more you’re better able to reflect this to others. It isn’t rocket science…it just works.
Other things may make just as much sense, but we still may struggle to actually believe them. For example, we may see ourselves as unholy, ungodly, or unworthy. Because we fail and have our poor moments, we may think, “Who am I to live as a person of light? I’ll mess this up. I always do.”
But where do thoughts such as these come from? They don’t come from the Scriptures. Instead, God communicates, “You were (past tense) full of darkness, but now (present tense) you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!”
READING & JOURNALING:
How regularly do you think things like, “Who am I to try to live as a person of light? I’ll mess this up. I always do.”?
Where do you think thoughts such as these come from?
Heavenly Father, there are times when I mess up, and I’m sure there will be many more of these throughout my life. Today I’m simply grateful for the reminder that these moments don’t define my life. You and You alone define who I am, and You see me as a person who was full of darkness but is now a person of Light. May this truth permeate deep within me, and may I be light to others today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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