When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NIV)
Light Of Life
That’s what I want. What’s that? I want to live and walk in the light with you. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. I want to live the life you have called me to live. What kind of life have I called you to live? You want me to leave the darkness of this world. You want me to live in the light with you. You have set before me an example to follow. You want me to become like you. Yes, I do. How will you be able to become like me? In your presence, I will be changed. In your presence, you will change my heart. In your presence, you will transform my mind. You will make me able to think your thoughts, speak your words and do your deeds. You will guard and guide my life. You will direct my paths. You will help me to live and walk in the light with you. You will protect me from the darkness of this world. You will keep me from being foolishly entangled in the deceptive practices and deceitful desires of this world. You will make me able to shine brightly as a witness for you in the world. Yes, I will do all of these things for you.
What will you keep on doing? I will keep on loving and following and serving you. My heart and mind and life will be focused on you. My eyes will be fixed on you. I will keep on drawing near to you as you draw near to me. I will keep on holding on to you as you hold on to me. I will listen to your voice. I will follow your direction. I will receive your guidance. I will allow your word to dwell in me richly. I will run the race that you have set before me. This will all be very good.
What will I keep on doing for you? You will keep on molding and shaping my life. I will be a work in your hands. You will make me into your masterpiece. You will do in and through me what I could never do on my own. You will help me to accomplish your purpose and fulfill your plans. You will make me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Your work will continue in and through me until the day I come to live forever in heaven with you. Yes, it will. You will shine as a light in the world for me.
Lord, at one time I desired the things of this world. I lived in darkness. I gave no thought to becoming like you. But, you rescued me from a life without you. Now, I want to become like you in all that I think, say and do. I want to be a light in the world for you. Amen
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