Considering Jesus Challenge
1 John 1:5
Day Three: January 3, 2013, Thursday
Verse to meditate on:
“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
Today’s blog post is a little different than my ordinary “prose” entries. Instead of crafting a blog entry culled from my meditation time on 1 John 1:5, I’m going to pull back the curtain a bit to show you how thoughts and connections come while I’m praying. The section below is what my journal page usually looks like before I sit down to write.
So, after meditating on 1 John 1:5 this morning, this is the raw material given in real time:
Light – Dark
Truth – Falsehood
Freedom – Bondage
Clarity – Confusion
Transparency – Hiddenness
Revelation – Secrecy
Security – Fear
??? What does light do?
Eliminates darkness, dispels darkness, shines, reveals, ignites, blazes, illuminates, glows, radiates, makes the unseen visible…
God = Light
God ≠ Darkness at all!
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.” John 3:19
??? Do I choose to walk in the light because of what the Light offers, or do I choose the light because the consequences of the darkness are too great?
??? Am I motivated to walk in the light by my love for God or by the fear of evil?
Light Lovers, Light Rebels, and Light Bearers:
Moths are drawn to a light for direction in the darkness, but they are quickly and easily distracted by multiple light sources.
“There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.” John 1:9
Cockroaches flee from any light source and go into hiding.
“For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.” Mark 4:22
Lightning Bugs bear light within their own bodies and attract others to themselves.
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Today’s Take-away – Pray through this question: ??? Am I more like a moth, a cockroach, or a lightning bug?
What did God show you today from 1 John 1:5?
Considering Jesus Challenge Passage for Tomorrow January 4, 2013:
“Seeing the people, He (Jesus) felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36
© Copyright, 2013 by Donna Tallman.