Sharing Sunday: Intentional Illuminated Living

Complete darkness.

Deep in a cave, the tour guide turns off every source of light.  I feel for my husband’s hand and grasp tightly.  Eyes wide open.  Yet nothing is seen.

Everything recently familiar covered in a blanket of darkness.  The sure-footed path now hidden.  Uncertain of our step, we stand stone still. 

I widen my eyes.  Still no light. 

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Sunday, our Pastor illuminated the path as we traveled through John 12:27-36. 

So Jesus said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer.

Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you.

He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting]. (John 12:35 Amplified)

Finding ourselves deep in the darkness of a cave.  Overcome by lack of light. 

Drifting.  A ship at sea without moonlight.  Void of stars shining to light the way.

…how can light have fellowship with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14b)

Sunrise reveals the course taken.

The light exposes.  Illuminates.  Guides.

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Life is a gift. 

Manner of living is a choice.

Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near,

so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight:

not in carousing and drunkenness;

not in sexual impurity and promiscuity;

not in quarreling and jealousy.

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.  (Romans 13:11-14)

Choosing Light.  Or choosing darkness. 

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The room is dark until the hand reaches for the lamp to turn on the light.

Discarding the deeds of darkness. 

Wearing the armor of Light.

Refusing to tiptoe.

Intentional illuminated living.

Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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A flicker of a lit candle is a relieving comfort to those stumbling through a darkened room. 

The lighthouse’s flaming beacon welcomes the wayward ship. 

The Light of the Word soothes the soul of a seeking heart. 

Our life is but a day, and we have a day’s journey to go.  (Matthew Henry)

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About Cristal

Living life fully as the wife of one, a mother of two and follower of The One.
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15 Responses to Sharing Sunday: Intentional Illuminated Living

  1. “Manner of living is a choice.”

    Amen to that! Thank you for this post today, I needed it. Have a good one!

  2. Larry Who says:

    “But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is the light.” (Ephesians 5:13)

    I, too, have been studying “light” scriptures. God bless you today.

    • Cristal says:

      Exposed to the light…there things are seen in Truth! I need to make time to hop over to your blog and see what you might have shared there about “light”!

  3. dschondog says:

    Intentionality is what struck me. Some days I don’t intend to do anything and, not surprisingly, nothing much gets done. I find, though, that even if I don’t have an agenda, but intend to serve Jesus no matter what happens, things always happen. I think it’s because I let the Light in and once I do, I can see what is happening.
    Well, I talked myself right into that illumination, didn’t I?
    Dawn

  4. Dicky says:

    I love this post. God guides my every step of my life, for He is the Light.

  5. Judy says:

    Hi Cristal,
    I surely understand that bumbling around in the dark feeling, literally and figuratively, and it’s no fun. Thank God for his light! And thank you for the post:)
    Judy

  6. Chiradeep says:

    Sister! Excellent reflections from His word. You have beautifully presented them all.

    I just got up from my bed reading the blog posts… I came across yours and wow, I am refreshed with His ever refreshing words…

    Keep sharing…

    • Cristal says:

      What a blessing to have you stumble upon this blog! Your comment was much appreciated and very encouraging. Caleb (my son) and I “share our Sundays” each week. So, I hope you’ll join us again! I am eager to browse your blog soon…looks interesting. :)

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