Last week at church I was in one of the class's when
heard the kids in another room singing "This Little Light of Mine".
Later that day I was think of the meaning of the
words to that song (we are lights in a world of darkness
does our light shine all the time or do we hide it under a basket
most of the time. I'm ashamed to say that most of the time
I’m like a turtle I just hide my head , I don’t light my
candle and let it shine where ever I go, the Lord has been showing
me this through my non-Christian "friends" I’m starting
to see how evil we are without Jesus in our life.
Rom 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
Rom 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your
bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service. 2 And be not
fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove
what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
I don’t think that He likes our ability to withstand temptations
but our ability to flee to run the other way from temptations.
When I "withstanding" temptation I’m not doing it through Gods help
I’m boasting in my own strength and in the end I fail and fall by
the wayside. But when I run from temptations the Lord is giving me
the wisdom, and strength to flee from temptations for He knows what
I can handle and what I can not handle. He sought
Us before the world was made.
Hard times come and we cling to Him more tightly, as
Christians where not perfect but where forgiven by the
blood of the lamb... "Not one of us can stand completely
pure before God. We are all sinners. But no matter how
filthy the rags of our past may be, in a moment
of true surrender the heart turned toward God loses its
Impurity. God clothes us in Christ's righteousness. He no
longer sees our sins. He transfers Jesus' purity to us. So
see yourself as God sees you---clothed in radiant white,
pure, justified. Don't let the past beat you up. Forget it.
If you've repented of all your sins. God has
promised to remember them no more (Hebrews 8:12)
Here is a story I found on one of my followers blogs.
Light In a Dark World
Darkness. Black nothingness. And a whole lot of it. I looked all around. I couldn't see a single thing. It was strange. Almost like I wasn't there or something. But yet I was. How or where I couldn't tell you. It almost seemed like I was just watching everything take place. I don't really know. Then suddenly I could see a bit. It was still just as dark as before, but I could see through the darkness somehow. I could see movement. Slowly I was seeing clearer and clearer. There, right there. I could see something. It looked like a person. Yeah, there was people all over. I looked around and saw that I could see everything. Like literally everything. I mean the whole world. And it was was pitch dark. Yet people were still living their lives like normal. They acted like it wasn't even dark. I was pondering on this, when I happened to see a man walking around with a candle. The strange thing is, it wasn't lit! I couldn't believe it! He was living his life normally. The only thing weird I noticed about him was that occasionally someone would point to his candle and say something to him. He didn't seem to have time for it. Before I could think about that very much, I saw another man holding a candle. It was lit. The light flickered in the darkness, brightly. Everywhere he went he was noticed. I looked closer. I could see people make their way towards the light. They hesitated and shrank back into the darkness as soon as the light from the candle fell on them. The man began to hand out candles to everyone he met. Most looked at it warily. Many, many people threw it down and ran away. They seemed to think "Why do I need this! I was just fine before!" and turned their back on the light, walking back into the darkness. The man then told the people that there was only one way to lite the candle, and then told them how. Some people began to get angry at the man, saying that he thought he was special for having the light. They could not see that they were stumbling around, as if blind all their life. Others of them were afraid. And then I saw one man step directly into the candlelight's beam and stand there. He asked a question. He then knelt down, as if to pray, and remained in that position for some time. After awhile I saw him move and looked hard. I saw that the man who's candle was lit was standing over the other man. Suddenly I saw that there was two lights. The other man's candle had been lit. He stood up, and said something, then walked away, light shining forth. Not because of light from himself. But from the candle. He had realized that he was blind without it, and needed it to see. I began to look around closely, and saw that here and there around the world; there were candles lit, and sometimes groups of then. I saw that many, many people held candles in their hands. Very few of them were lit. Then, I couldn't see anymore. It was just black. But I knew. I began to think hard about what I had seen. Suddenly I felt my mind whirling about me, spinning out of control. The image before me began to transform. White. White brightness. And a whole lot of it. Suddenly I realized I was looking at my ceiling. I looked around and saw I was in my room, and in my bed. I almost laughed. But the image of those people though, stumbling around in the dark was still there. And frankly, I hope it never goes away.
Well I thank the Lord for the trails He Has put me through
Last year and I pray that this year I may grow
Closer to my Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ…
I hope that this post will be a Encouragement