Did you know that “light” is mentioned 272 times in the Blble? And if you dig a little bit to learn how it’s used, you will quickly realize how important this word is to understanding God and his character.  Light was actually the first thing God created.” – Genesis 1:3. In the first chapter of John’s gospel (John 1:5), we read that light was the essence of the life lived by Jesus and that the very light of his life shined so brightly that the darkness into which he came could not overcome it. Jesus in John 8 declared himself to be light when he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The Word of God declares that light is good and that it is necessary if we’re to see where we’re going. Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light to my path.” In 1 John chapter 1 we read these words:

” If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 
This verse promises us that confession of our sin is literally bringing our wrongdoing from the dark out into the light. The implication here is that the process of exposing our sin by confessing it one to another has power to defeat it and change our behavior. I have seen this to be true in my life. Sins that I struggle with are best overcome when I am honest about them with someone who will love me and pray for me.
Though confession is powerful, it is not easy. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I have ever done because I simply don’t want to admit to the struggle. It appears that this hesitation is common in the body of Christ. Pride keeps many of us struggling and alone in the dark. Oh, that we would humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand and let his light bring us healing and deliverance! The community of our brothers and sisters is the light we need to overcome our dark and wicked hearts.
‘Father give us the grace to admit our weaknesses and expose them to the light by being accountable to one who will love us and not judge us. Though you oppose the proud, you give grace to the humble and will be faithful to “deliver us from evil. Amen.”
Something to think about.

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