Thursday, July 10, 2008

You Light Up My Life

No, I am not going to start singing to you! Jesus said "I am the world's light. No one who follows me stumbles around in darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in." John 8:12 (as quoted from The Message) This morning i was laying in bed typing my personal blog with the windows raised looking outside listening to the birds sing and enjoying the sunshine. I couldn't help but think about how much I truly love this time of year. It's just so beautiful! I love the sunshine! The way it sparkles on the water. The way it feels so warm on my skin. The way it glows in the green leaves of the trees against a dark sky when it is clouding up for rain. Isn't it beautiful? I feel so happy and strong when i see it! I feel so alive this time of the year! Isn't that how we should feel with Jesus? Shouldn't we always feel happy, strong, and alive knowing we have him? He is the light of our lives. He shines through us and makes us glow. He sparkles on us. It's amazing how we can look like summer when we have him! Doesn't mean we are always happy and strong...we do still have bad days....we are human, after all! But we do have the assurance that Jesus is still there with us...he will never leave us or forsake us. God tells us in Hebrews 13:5 "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." as Hebrews 13:6 continues...."So we say in confidence, "The Lord is my helper;I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Get that.....we say in confidence. Not timidly or with fear or holding back. We are confident....with strength. We know that we know that we KNOW! There is no reason to fear. i remind myself everyday.....Joshua 1:9 says "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Wherever you go! Does not matter where you are! God will be there! Hold your head up high. Let go of those fears you have buried inside. God is there supporting you and there is no one else better to have in your corner. No problem is too much for Hiim. So let your light shine. Go forth into the world. Be brave!