friends. Last week at study I was reminded of the following truth about God.
The teacher told a story of watching his son open the closet door
and realizing that light always overtakes darkness. The darkness did not spread out into the room; light filled the closet. Based on that reminder the following devotional was developed for four teen leaders I am working with.
What do you think of when you think of light?
What do you think of when you think of darkness?
Here I have an empty tool box (could be a shoe box). Based on
what we are discussing, what is this box filled with? Answer:
Watch as I open the lid, what is it filled with now? Answer: light
That is right, light always overtakes darkness.
God is light. I John 1: 5 “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.”
Sometimes we fear the darkness and we try to protect our light
from the dark. That is silly because even in the darkest dark, our light will break through. In the face of Light, darkness has to
The only way darkness can remain is if we allow it to, ignore it
or don’t see it.
In our personal lives, if the Light fills us there is no room for
darkness. If there is an area of struggle, then recognize it as darkness and replace it with Light. Don’t think it is so small that it is not worth your time and allow it to taint your brightness. Don’t look at the dark box and then pretend it is not there because you don’t want to admit there might be a shadow within. Don’t be afraid to look for corners of darkness that need to be filled with Light.
Be proactive, fill yourself with Light. Pray without ceasing,
anywhere, anytime. Whisper, beg, cry, seek, the Light is always available. Read and memorize God’s Word. Hide in it your heart, so you can use it as a light to guide your steps. Confess sins with one another and be healed. Bring out of the dark those things you have had hidden. The light of confession can really fade burdens quickly.
Seek the real source of Light and let Him shine bright through