Are we living life fully illuminated?

Isaiah 60:1 NLT

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”

 

There’s something about light streaming through a window that creates a sense of beauty in a very ordinary living space. We are drawn into the atmosphere and it’s almost mesmerizing in its beauty. The room seems new because it glows with light. Light is transforming and we feel lifted up by it. In fact, it’s amazing that the treatment of winter depression is done using light therapy. Light is a powerful force, whether by a single light breaking through the darkness or the distant stars light years away shining on the earth – our life is brightened by light!

 

Genesis 1:3 records God’s first statement, “Let there be light” and light came. God said the light was good and he separated light from darkness. The power of light is that it dispels the darkness. Light overcomes darkness, whether by stars from a distant galaxy or a simple candle lighting a room – light is a greater force than darkness. The power of illumination in our lives is we are separated from darkness. God’s light shines on us and we are transformed. Light exposes but even more than that we are drawn towards it and away from the darkness.

 

Our lives have been lifted out of darkness and we glow with His goodness. Isaiah boldly tells us to arise and shine with the light that has come to us. We are to stand and be light! We are light to those around us, not alone in the words we speak but in our connection to others in a personal way. When we allow our lives be seen up close others will be drawn towards Jesus, and as he has brightened our lives he will brighten theirs as well. Remember, light is a greater force than darkness so be bold, arise and shine His light all around and his glory will shine on your life too.

About WJOF

Women's Journey of Faith is a charitable, inter-denominational organization that has been in operation since 2000. They connect women of all faiths across Canada with their of vision of inspiring women on their authentic journey of faith united in Christ. Through their many events including Fall Conference, Spring Seminar, and Speaker Tour, they are resourcing women to continue lifting each other up as they journey in Christ! Women's Journey of Faith is more than just a conference, it is a year round ministry uniting, inspiring, and resourcing every women's authentic faith journey.

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