Choose Light

Do you walk through a dark room, or do you turn a light on? Do you find it better to hike a trail during the day or night? Is it better to be able to see where you are going or having to feel your way around and stumbling? Have you applied this paradigm to your everyday life?

When we go into a dark room, we turn a light on. Otherwise, we would stumble into furniture and would be unable to find what we are looking for. We may complain about electric bills, but we much prefer to see where we are going. Stumbling and falling is not a good alternative.

The same is true when hiking trails. We plan our hikes so we hike during the day and set up camp for the night. Having spent time in a dense jungle as a Marine, walking trails at night can be deadly. You can step off a cliff without knowing it until it is too late. Even on barren mountains where there may be moonlight to partially light the path can be dangerous at night.

In some instances, we may apply this paradigm to our lives. We like to plan our career, our marriage, having children, and buying a house. We do our best to see as far into the future as we can. But do we apply it to every aspect of our lives? I submit that we do not.

We may plan many things, but we often do not plan for our eternal life. Our approach is to only do the bare minimum. We take one step to accept Jesus, but we stop there. We don’t follow Him. To follow Jesus is to be in the light. We can confidently walk through this life knowing we have an eternal home with Him. We do not fear what may lie around the corner, because we know He is with us every step of the way. He is not only with us, but we are following His lead.

I pray we all decide to follow Jesus. I pray we decide to walk in His light. I pray each one of us will step out of the darkness and into the light so we may walk through this life with confidence. Step out of the darkness. Walk in the light of Jesus. Follow Him. Live with confidence. 

John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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