Good Morning Girls!!
We are in the book of 1 John and today I want to focus on 1 John 1 as it particularly spoke to my heart this week.
When the power suddenly goes off, I stumble around for a flashlight. We need light or we will easily trip and fall. It is dismal and depressing to live in a dark house and we tend to grope through the darkness to locate the power because living in the light illuminates our life.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, John penned the epistles of John as an old man looking back over his happy memories during the days he was with Jesus.
As we look at 1 John 1, lets make sure to illuminate every dark corner with the Light of Jesus and start fully ‘living in the Light.’
Entering into the Same Fellowship with Jesus
God wants us to enter into close fellowship with Him. The first way that we do this is to stay faithful in the Word of God each day.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;” ~1 John 1:1~
No Impurity or Insincerity is Permissible
God wants us to offer Him a pure relationship with sincerity that overflows from our heart.
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” ~1 John 1:3~
Unimpaired Walk with God Brings Joy
“And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” ~1 John 1:4~
Nothing should stop us from walking with God. Nothing.
We ought to have an unimpaired walk with God but ladies, that too often is just so far from true!!
If we are to have an unimpaired walk with God, we need to set our priorities straight. Instead of a steady diet of connections on social media first thing in the morning, intentionally set your heart and mind on God before breakfast and before the kids get up.
If you’ve been up all night and couldn’t get up before your kids, then read your Bible to them. Even a baby will often be calmed by your voice reading Scriptures.
When our walk with God is unimpaired we are ultimately blessed with JOY as we grow closer to Him.
Living In The Light With Jesus
Jesus is our source of power and He will light up the darkness we are surrounded with. When Jesus saves us, we are brought out of darkness and into the glorious light.
There are dark times in our Christian lives where we need a reminder to tap into the source of Power.
“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. 6. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” ~1 Peter 1:5-7~
Are you struggling? I have several areas in my life that I wish things had turned out differently. But they didn’t.
The good news is that you don’t have to struggle and neither do I!!
With your eyes fixed on Jesus, you can go forward, living in the light with Jesus.
Are you consistently walking in the light? You can slip when you’re not in the Light.
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