When I was a child my brothers and I would play this game. We would go into the basement at night and turn all the lights off…and then try and find each other. I hated this game. I was almost paralyzed with the fear of one of my brothers grabbing and scaring me in the total darkness. I would crawl along the floor in the darkness. Don’t know why I played the game; “brother pressure” I guess. Still to this day I’m uncomfortable in the dark.
I see so many people crawling through their lives, on the basement floor, cursing the darkness…while all the while God is shining so brightly. God wants each of us to be light-bearers…to be lighthouses. The Holy Spirit, who lives in you, will shine God’s light from your face, making Him visible to all those around you
Today, when you see “darkness” around you, stop, pray, and think about the Holy Spirit shining through you…then get out of His way, be bold, and let Him shine through. You know what He wants you to do, so just do it and see the magic that happens. Ask the Holy Spirit to live through you as you live this day in the light of God’s presence. Click here to share with the stepping stone community your thoughts on living in the darkness vs. God’s light.
I do not like the darkness. I want to live in Your radiant light. When I do find myself in spiritual darkness I reach for Your guiding hand. I reach for Your hand in joyful trust, knowing You will never leave my side. I pray Father that I mat brighten the world by reflecting who You are. Help me Lord to spread You light into the darkness of someone’s life. I pray this in the name of Jesus who is the light of the world – AMEN!
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.