Daily Light – May 30, 2017

Today’s Daily Light:

John 14:21, Jesus said “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.  He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

John 14:23, Jesus said “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  He who does not love me will not obey my teaching.”

To me, this is one of the most revealing glimpses in all of scripture of the intention of the God-man relationship as to how God designed it to work:    Through our devotion and loving obedience (we do not get the option to separate ‘love’ and ‘obedience’..they are like tied together in all of what Jesus teaches as recorded by John)…so continuing…through our love/and/obedience, our love for Jesus as demonstrated by our obedience to his teaching….we get to experience heaven on earth…..Jesus said … if you love me and are obedient to my teaching…God…My Father…Creator of the universe…will love you…and He and I will both make our home with you.  Wow…what could be better than that!

Father…in my prayer this morning…I realize how pitiful I am in my obedience to all of the teachings of Jesus…the teachings that you gave him to share with us.  I get sooo distracted by the pull of the world and the things around me that are temporary and not eternal.   I pray that as we seek to spend more time with you through your Spirit and through the holy scriptures…that you give us the desire, the will, the ability to be more obedient to the teachings of Jesus.  Help us to spend more time in your word to discern your perfect will through the teachings of God-the-Son, Jesus, ‘so that’ we can be light to the lost, dying, and hurting world around us. 

Help us to Go in your name.

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Daily Light – May 29, 2017

Today’s Daily Light:

John 14:15-17      Jesus said “If you love me, you will obey what I command.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth.  The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him.  But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. “

Wow.  As believers who are ‘in’ Christ Jesus, we have His Spirit that comes to live in us ‘forever’.   And it is His Spirit living in us wherein He communicates to our spirit to make us know that this is ‘true’ and to know the eternal truths of life. 

1 John 4:13, John says “We ‘know‘ that we live in him and he in us, because, he has given us of his Spirit.”

God’s word (scripture) and God’s Spirit living inside us, work in harmony to keep us balanced and focused on the eternal principles of truth.   We must spend time listening to God’s Spirit ‘so that’ this precious truth of life stays at the top of our ideas and thoughts and drives and motivates all of our activity.  

The mind of the sin nature that lives inside our bodies does everything it can every day, every moment, to keep us from hearing the voice of God, from hearing the truth.   We will see in the next few days how important it is to ‘abide’ and remain in this truth ‘so that’ we can maximize our time on earth in being ‘light’ to the lost in the world who do not have the Spirit of truth.

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Daily Light – May 25, 2017

Today’s Daily Light:
 
Romans 8:29 “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son”
 
Romans 12: 2  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”
 
2 Peter 1:3-4  “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through these he has given us very great and precious promises, ‘so that’ through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 
 
1 John 5:19  “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.  We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. 
 
When we come to Christ…He comes to live in us ‘so that’ He can reproduce Himself…His nature…His love…in us… ‘so that’ we can be salt and light to the world.   We transform away from the mindset of the world and put on His nature…through spending time in His word and with Him in prayer..’so that’..we can be His love, His words, to the lost world around us. 
 
I pray today that we can feel His life in us and listen to His voice ‘so that’ we can be salt and light to he world. 
 
Go..

 

Daily Light – May 24, 2017

Our daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

1 Peter 2:9  The Apostle Peter tells us “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belong to God, that you may declare praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”

Today, as you observe the beauty of nature, the Spring green-up, the design and color that is present in the flowers…the migrating Gold Finch at your bird feeder, the smell of fresh cut grass, the feeling of inspiration as you watch the passing clouds, a sunset…all of it…all of it screams out to us that we belong to a divine intelligent design. 

‘Nothing’ does not create intelligent design.  ‘Nothing’ does not create the profound, awe inspiring beauty that takes your breath away in what we see around us in what has been made.

God..Creator of the universe…the earth….has a purpose and design for your life.  You were chosen to be His before the world was created.  You have been called and chosen to ‘declare’ His name..to live a life that praises Him.

The beauty around you is a constant reminder that beckons you..calls you to remember that you are chosen to declare praise to Him and to be ‘light’ to the world that does not see Him, know Him, or recognize Him as Creator.

So ‘Go’…go today and be light…declare the beauty and praise of your Creator. 

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May 23, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

In Hebrews, 12:1-2, Paul says “..let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”

What Paul writes speaks more to our daily goal stated above..to press on toward the goal to win the prize. 

Paul knows that it is the goal of the sin nature to hinder and entangle us in distractions as we are going through each day in our short life.   I know in my own life how I get distracted, too busy, bogged down with stress and pressures of just trying to live the illusion of the life I seek to create.   I know how I get distracted and entangled by the draw and pull of this present world system and it’s ‘things’.  

I pray today that I will be less distracted, less hindered, and more prepared to identify the delusion and false realities of the things in this present world system that hinder and slow me down in my goal to win the prize as stated in p314.  I pray that, today, I will be that one piece of salt and light to someone…to be the words or be that touch that allows the love of Jesus to penetrate into their heart.  

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May 22, 2017 Daily Light

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bare fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

Today is a new day in the rest of your ‘eternal’ life.  Pretty amazing, that because of the gift of salvation, we get to live ‘forever’.  I pray that ‘today’…we will strive to see that we are on this earth to please our Lord…to be his hands to touch those he desires us to touch.   To be his words and speak healing and love to those that are hurting.   To step into the world of those who are feeling afraid or alone in a great challenge they are facing.  May we see that today is not just another day for us or about us.   May we see that ‘today’ is another day to be Jesus to the world around us.  May we go out and be salt and light to the world today.  Think differently about today.  Go out and make an eternal difference, today.  

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