“God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 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 all from sin (When I live in the light I am aware of my own frailty and avail myself to His cleansing power again and again. The light and the cleansing are what give me intimacy with God and with others).” – 1 John 1:5-7
Light reveals reality. You can see me; I can see you. Darkness however conceals. Light enables us to see things that have been there all the time but that we could never see until the lights were finally turned on. Light brings things into focus. Things can be seen for what they are; mysteries we cannot understand will gradually become clearer. God is the spirit of wisdom and revelation, the creator of true reality. Everything else is an illusion.
Is there anything I need the light of God to reveal in my life?
Light measures. Surveyors use light to measure distances and angels. Carpenters measure a piece of wood against a ray of light. Light is always straight; it provides a point of reference. We don’t set the standard of the light or of our walk; the nature of God does. Artists know that if you don’t train your eyes to see first the light source and what it is touching you can’t understand the dark or the grey areas.
Is there anything I need the light of God to set the standard for in my life, to give me a point of reference to go back to again and again?
Light energizes. This is the most dramatic quality of light! It imparts life, it activates, it quickens! When the sun rose this morning, it summoned the world to action. Light intensifies, fulfills, and glorifies the world out of darkness. This is what God does. He takes it and leads it on through the darkness into an ever-growing experience of life and vitality and productivity. Many all over the earth have lost this vision, and for them life has become dead and dull and meaningless, filled with increasing despair and boredom settling for less than what they were created for.
Is there anything I need the light of God to activate to life in me?