The Lit Life
John 8:12 – Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Light is a very powerful entity. It has varying degrees of intensity. The right amount of light from a light bulb can light up a room even if it is covered in darkness; and yet if it becomes intensified like a fire it can consume everything that it touches. If it is concentrated and focused it can go through walls and if manipulated by boundaries it can refract. Light can bend, burn, and breakthrough. It can illuminate, reveal and unveil. Light has the properties of speed, intensity and power. This is good news because when Jesus says He is the light of the world, he is talking about himself as an identification of light. After all Light was the first thing God spoke to illuminate His creation. Light existed before the Sun, Moon, stars or any other luminary. The Word of God was enough to produce this energy and power that gave warmth and illumination to the whole earth.
Imagine, if you will, this light shining in darkness and darkness not comprehending it. Darkness not being able to understand why it can’t stand up to or resist its properties. You see God didn’t have to create light because He is LIGHT. He only had to release it into the earth. And at the speed of thought Light came into the earth arresting the very presence of Darkness. Jesus replays the incident except this time He races into the earth through the womb of a virgin at the speed of thought. And this Light was released into the world with the power to arrest the power and presence of darkness. It is this LIGHT, we call Jesus Christ the Son of God.
The blessing of following Him and walking with him in our life is that we have fellowship with that Light. And just like Moses’ face shone with the brilliance of God’s presence while spending time with him on the mountain. So we have the opportunity to allow for the Light of His Presence to irradiate us from within. When Jesus gave us the invitation to walk with Him, it was an invitation to walk in this Light. Walking with Him then gives us ability to bend (change), burn (be consumed by His grace) and breakthrough (overcome barriers). Jesus states that anyone who follows him will be endowed with the same ability. Your life will carry the same properties as light.
Now the key to walking in daily illumination is how close we walk with Jesus. The ways that we can obtain this light is by reading, meditating on and adhering to His word. Worshipping Him and praying to Him helps as well. David wrote in Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” He wrote in Psalms 119:130, “The unfolding of Your words give light; It gives understanding to the simple.” The word of God has the properties of light in it too. And if this word increases within our hearts, we can become the light of the world.
Light repels and light attracts. It unveils and it can blind. It can eradicate the darkness and expose the things the darkness once hid. This is the power of Light that comes with being a son of the Light. Allow for the word of God to light you up from the inside and illuminate His character on the outside. Let the oil of His Holy Spirit set ablaze the fire of God in your hearts while you pray.
My prayer for you is that every time you study the Word of God, or even read it, and pray that your heart burns with the power of that Light. I pray that God’s presence will intensify over your life to bend your will to His will, burn up anything in your life that’s not like Him and will give you the strength to breakthrough any barrier you may face.
I Thessalonians 5:5
“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”
GO AND LIGHT UP THE WORLD!!!!