“I want to be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I want to shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light”
#TBT to dc Talk, one of my all time favorite nostalgic bands.
Light is the absence of darkness, and vice versa, darkness is the absence of light.
Having walked a life of darkness there is nothing I want more than to walk in the Light. To walk with the Light of the world.
If we look at the definition of light we see that it can act as a noun (a person, place or thing), a verb (describing word), or an adjective (an action word) in the American English language. Put your Spiritual eyes on as we look at the definitions of light. If we apply what we know to be true about God and His Son and the Helper to the definitions of light a whole new world may open up in your mind. You may become enlightened. … Couldn’t resist the pun.
Noun; a thing or object:
I love the second part of that verse, “everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Upon salvation we become illuminators, becoming a light to the world. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5 that we are the salt of the earth, the light of the world and our light is to shine before all people. Everywhere we go, everything we do or say, all that we are should be illuminating the world around us.
Verb; a describing word:
Adjective; an action word:
We are responsible for not putting our light out, not grieving the Holy Spirit, we are responsible for walking in the way of the righteous, we are responsible for our choices to sin or to draw close to Jesus. When we are faithful to the Lord, He is faithful to us to be the natural agent that stimulates sight, He is faithful to ignite our hearts for His good, and He is faithful to act by giving us a sufficient amount of light.
Recently, I was so consumed by my circumstances that I was walking around without joy, without much hope, suffering physical, emotional and mental pain. When I made the choice to submit my heart fully to the Lord, to seek Him, to love unconditionally just as He loved me first-I was able to do this by studying and digging into the Word, fasting and much prayer-He changed my outlook on my circumstances. He showed me that the most important thing in life is to love Him and love others, all else is useless. I had a coworker comment on my changed demeanor and I was able to share with her that it was all because of my submission to God. My friends noticed, acquaintances were noticing. What an honor to be such a testimony of God’s light!