Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The LIGHT of the World!

Good afternoon-

I've been going down the long road of the past. You know the hours you spend wondering why you had to go through trials. In the last 10 years, I have lost loved ones, watched my youngest stumble and have been unemployed. During one of those trials, I lost myself and it took everything I had just to get out of bed.  It's been a long road...

Along the way and through all my trials, there has been one constant— Jesus. I could look up and see the sun rise and the sun set. I could look at the horizon 30000 ft. up and watch as the sun was rising to the East. I've seen some spectacular sun rises and ALWAYS, they have reminded me that I am loved by my Father. He is the LIGHT of the world.

That light is what got me out of bed when I lost loved ones, was persecuted and when the future was very unknown. It was through a renewing of my mind, looking out over the horizon and grasping at Scripture that the Lord was revealed time and time again. And today, it's the very reason why I feel the pressure to spread the word of God. Everyone has defining moments, mine have come often. I guess I have a thicker skull then some, well actually I know I do. I'm stubborn and it takes a lot to break me and to mold me.  Jesus has been there for me every time I needed Him. He has guided me through the darkest nights of my life— to show me that He is near.

Light is hope and hope is light. They are intertwined like DNA.  There is no hope without Jesus. Don't let another day go. You  can see the sunrise, God made it. It is your sign He is near. Take the step to welcome Him in. He will be a guiding force. If you are questioning his existence because someone that is a Christian hurt you, stop. We are human, we are sinners. I have let people down, not always done the right thing and judged. I've learned from those experiences and I'm better for it today. They also will learn from their experiences. Don't let a person hold you back from a God that loves with no limits, pours out grace in buckets and who died for you and me.

Let Jesus light your world...

John 8:12 NIV:

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."

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