Day 21 – Children of the Light
"The journey home" is a rugged path filled with obstacles because Satan does not want us to return home to the Father. In fact, our earthly pilgrimage is our journey back to the Father's House.
We cannot be followers of the sons of darkness! We must renounce the devil and its lies, and refuse to let it have dominion over us. The only way to escape the snares of the devil is to run to Jesus to become "children of the light".
"For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us stay alert and sober."
Forces of darkness fail to survive in the light, so do our addictions and other secret business. We need to cultivate good habits in a community environment and refuse to nurture bad habits alone in the dark. It is important to know that "community" plays a crucial role in our earthly pilgrimage, that is our journey back to the Father's House.
"And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God."
Do you act like a lone wolf, that is, do you enjoy doing your own thing without worrying about others' opinions? Or are you willing to be nurtured in a community environment?
Are you determined to choose light over darkness and be "children of the light"?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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I have always wanted to be children of the Light, but due to my own weaknesses, I do often choose to remain in darkness ~ my comfort zone, doing the least but reaping the most. On the one hand I know the importance of a community, but I get frustrated easily with the conflicts among its members, though knowing that there ought to be hurdles on our way back Home. I hate to be a liar, but I do have many addictions which hinder my progress on my journey Home. Do help me Lord!
I determine to choose light over darkness and be the “children of light” and involve in the functions in the Church.