”This is the message God has given us to pass onto you that God is Light and in him is no darkness at all. So if we say we are his friends, but go on living in spiritual darkness and sin , we are lying. But if we are living in the light of God’s presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other; and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.” (I John 1:5 – 7 TLB)
There is no better life than living in the light of God’s presence. God is light. Every good and perfect thing comes from Him. In His presence is fullness of joy. On the other hand, darkness depicts everything evil. All manner of crooked and perverse things operate in the dark. When people are in the dark, they hog their enemies and fight those God has sent to help them.
God is interested in our vertical relationship with Him, as well as our horizontal relationship with people. Notice the word ‘if’ in the scriptures above. The bible is a book of decisions. God does not force His word on people. He allows man to decide. It is important to note that God’s blessings are conditional. If we continue to live in God’s light by obeying what His word says, then the first result is that we have fellowship with one another. If we are living in the light of God’s presence, and have fellowship, then the blood of Jesus Christ continually keeps us clean.
Are there areas of your life that you are still struggling to comply with the word of God? Have you suffered any defeat in recent times? How has your horizontal relationship with others been?
A C T I O N P O I N T
Make all the necessary adjustments. Align your life with the revealed will of God as contained in His word.
P R A Y E R
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the generous provisions you have made for my well being. I celebrate your word. Grant me the grace to keep living in the light of your presence, and make my horizontal relationship with others perfect. I proclaim that the blood of your Son Jesus Christ keeps me continually clean. Amen.
D E C L A R A T I O N
From today may the glorious light of God’s presence so shine through you that any where you appear, darkness will disappear in Jesus Name. Amen
E D I F I E R