Posts Tagged ‘light’

Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” ~ John 8:12 (The Message)

Even when it seems all hope is lost we will have light in our life, if Christ is part of our life.

That’s why even in the darkest days, we can still find our way, because Jesus has promised to provide all the light we need to live in.

When it seems darkness is surrounding us, don’t despair, because no matter how bad life is, or how low we feel, we can find light in the darkness.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ~ John 1:5 (NIV)

Even when there seems to be no hope, be assured that even where there is the smallest light, that light can overcome the darkness – Just as good can overcome evil.

Hopefully if you read yesterday’s post, Wherever, you’ll have realised that there is no reason why we should be afraid…

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Put your trust in God, because He will look after you every moment of every day.

Do not be afraid.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Line
  2. Teapotwords
  3. Logo
  4. Park
  5. Pothole
  6. Eyebrow
  7. Foil
  8. Tissue
  9. Jacket
  10. Candle

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Tennis
  2. Brew
  3. Sign
  4. None
  5. Hundreds
  6. Brown
  7. Oven
  8. Sneeze
  9. Winter
  10. Light

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

It will come

Posted: September 21, 2016 in belief, life, music, religion
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We have to believe, we must believe, that the light of the world will light this dark world of ours.

Brighter

Posted: April 10, 2016 in life, music, quotes, religion
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Have you ever sat in a completely dark room, and realised just how intense the blackness that surrounds you actually is?

Have you noticed that when even the smallest of lights breaks through the darkness, just how bright that small chink of light provides?

Darkness cannot put out the Light. It can only make God brighter ~ Author unknown

Just as a small chink of light in a dark room can seem extra bright, so God’s love can be the answer to all this dark world needs.

What’s happened to our world?

We used to be able to let children go out and play in the streets; now we don’t let them walk anywhere on their own.

We used to be able to leave our doors unlocked so our friends/family could just come in; now we lock our doors even when we’re in the house.

We used to be able to plan and book a foreign holiday without considering whether there may be a risk travelling to that part of the world.

People didn’t used to try to con us by offering us “unbelievable deals” over the phone or at the door.

We used to be able to walk home late at night by yourself without fear for your safety; now most of us wouldn’t even consider walking anywhere (particularly ourselves) after dark.

People used to respect and trust one another; sadly respect seems to be a word of the past.

Everyone used to say “please” and “thank you” to each other; sadly many don’t even seem to know these words exist.

Tolerance of people of a religions other than their own is no longer the norm, instead it’s been replaced by violence and hatred of these people/groups.

 

So much has changed in our world, and not for the better, but there is one ray of hope…Christ!

If ever the world needed Christ, it is now, so let’s make sure we keep that ray of hope burning bright by reminding everyone that Christ is the light of the world this Christmas.

Here’s  a great version of the beautiful Joy Webb song Come Into Our World which encapsulates my thoughts for today, enjoy.

Darkness.

Dark when the alarm goes off in the morning to get me up for work.

Dark heavy skies overhead when I get a chance to head out for some exercise at lunch time.

Dark when I finally get to head home at the end of a long day.

Darkness.

Does it matter what’s going on in our lives when all around seems dark?

Do we care how those around us, who we call friends or family, are as they rush through their busy lives, through the wind and rain in the darkness that is winter?

Do they care how we are as when we feel there’s darkness all around us?

Darkness can be the enemy if we let it engulf us, so don’t give up in the darkness and keep your eyes on the light, Jesus, the light of the world.

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Carry your light

Posted: November 14, 2014 in life, music, poverty, Relationships, religion
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Does God have a home in your heart?

When you’ve let God into your heart, God will light a candle there so that everyone can see you are His. Once that candle is lit though, it’s up to you to take that light out into the world, into the darkness, and spread that light.

Take your candle and Go Light Your World.

There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
And there is a spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes his home

Carry your candle, and run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
And hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Frustrated brother, see how he’s tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she’s been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame

So carry your candle, and run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
And hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

‘Cause we are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let’s raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

Carry your candle, and run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

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Are you awake?

Have you seen the light?

Have you accepted the light of the world into your life?

If not, it’s time to wake up and see Christ.

Ephesians 5:10-14 (Living bible)

Learn as you go along what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, but instead, rebuke and expose them. It would be shameful even to mention here those pleasures of darkness that the ungodly do. But when you expose them, the light shines in upon their sin and shows it up, and when they see how wrong they really are, some of them may even become children of light! That is why God says in the Scriptures, “Awake, O sleeper, and rise up from the dead; and Christ shall give you light.”