Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8
I like being a daughter of light. Of course, I like the night too, because it was good in the beginning, and it is a time to rest and pray, to be quiet and still before Him. I like the poem She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron. The first line is. ” She walks in beauty, like the night. ” And the night is beautiful with the moonlight and stars, the gentle breezes and the smell of rain on cobblestone. I find it cool and calm and restful, much more than before.
The darkness that we do not belong to, much more than the night is that of the enemy, the prince of the power of the air, the wicked one, the accuser. That darkness lurks even in the day, and in the blackest of hearts of men. Women are not immune, though theirs is not necessarily the violence or cruelty, it is the oppression and depression, the darkness that take away the light that God would give them.
The very light that makes us shine for Him and is not to be hidden. The very light of the world, the Spirit of God and Christ, Himself, that resides in us as a believer. Why do we allow the enemy’s darkness to overtake our light , when Jesus is the light?
We must keep a close watch on what we hear and see and say, what we allow to influence us. Is it the fear of the daily news or just the mundane of life in general, is it overwhelming, crippling fear that grips us or shame, guilt, worry. Nail these to the cross of Christ if you can use that imagery. He took it for you and gave you His light in exchange.
I like low light, candlelight, soft lighting, yet His brightness is still there. And it is hard to look at because it is so bright and harder to turn away from. I pray it blinds the devil, who only pretends to be the light he was. May God through His grace give us the wisdom to separate light from dark as He did. The devil will try to blind you from the things of God, especially spiritual gifts. Fear is a favorite weapon, he cannot create, only imitate and not very well when the Holy Spirit is discerning.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22 Look at the picture, see the sparkle, the light in her eyes, believers can or should be able to recognize and prefer other believers.
I have said before that you can stand in the darkness of night and be full of light, or stand in the brightest of sunlight and be full of darkness. You can even choose to walk in beauty, like the night, His love and light, like stars in your eyes. We are to walk, to live as children of light, a daughter of light. Rebecca Jones / pexels / full poem on my Pinterest board.