Light Of The World

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 135 - John 8:12 - Light Of The World - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 135 – John 8:12 – Light Of The World – Growing As Disciples

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

Do you want to walk in the light? Yes, of course, I want to walk in the light. How can I walk in the light? You can only walk in the light with me. You live in a world filled with darkness. Daily your heart and mind and life are being bombarded by the darkness of this world. If you were not careful, if you paid no attention, one day you would come to think and speak and act like everyone else in this world. Your thoughts and words and actions would be no different than everyone else living in the darkness of this world. You would stumble around. You would misspend your life. You would end up doing what amounted to nothing of eternal value. Your life would be a waste. You would have born no fruit for my kingdom or brought no glory to my name. You would have missed your calling to be a light in the world, as you follow me. I certainly do not want that future. I don’t want that destiny to be true of me. Yes, I know.

So, that brings me to my next and more precise question. How can I walk in the light with you? That is a very good and important question. The answer to that question will change all your thoughts and words and actions. The answer to that question will give your life hope and meaning and purpose. The answer to that question will guard and guide your life away from darkness into the light. The answer to that question will guarantee that you will not misspend your life doing what is of no eternal value. The answer to that question will guarantee that you will bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. I am ready for the answer to my question. Walk in the light with me. Live in an intimate relationship with me. Draw near to me in prayer. Draw near to me in worship. Draw near to me in my word. Draw near to be in the gathering of fellow believers. Draw near to me in service. Follow me to where I lead. Follow me in doing what I ask of you. Will you do all these things that are part of walking in the light with me? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will have the light of life. Then you will have me guiding you though the darkness into my light. Then you will also be a light for me in the world. Thank you, Lord. These things, I will do. That will be very good.  

Lord, you are the light of the world. Not only that, you are the light of my life. Thank you for giving my life hope and meaning and purpose and direction as I have followed you. Keep me on course as I follow you to where you lead me to do what you ask of me. Amen

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Whoever Follows Me Will Never Walk In Darkness

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ -  Day 1 - John 8:12 - Whoever Follows Me Will Never Walk In Darkness - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ –  Day 1 – John 8:12 – Whoever Follows Me Will Never Walk In Darkness – Growing As Disciples

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

Key Question…  How are you walking in the light as you follow Christ as your Savior and Lord?

Living It Out…  Live your life with and for Christ so you will become like Him in all that you think, say, and do.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that you will become like Christ as you continue to love, follow, and serve Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how Christ is making you able to shine like a light in the world.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you live a godly life filled with prayers that the Lord will hear and answer.

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Light Of The World

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Life In Christ - John 8:12 - Light Of The World - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Life In Christ – John 8:12 – Light Of The World – Growing As Disciples

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)

Path Of Life

Where are you headed? I was going to walk down this path. Does that look like a good direction to head? I thought so, is there something wrong with it? It looks awfully dark to me. What do you think? I didn’t think of that. It does look quite dark just a head, now that you mention it. What drew you to that path anyway? I saw lots of people heading down this path. I just assumed that they knew where they were going. So, I was thinking of following them. I thought that this must be the right direction in life if so many others were taking it. So, you were going to follow the crowd? I guess I was. But, you didn’t give it much thought did you? Not really. What was so alluring about that path anyhow? It was the well-traveled path that all the popular people were taking. I wanted to be popular so I thought I’d join them. I didn’t want to stand out as being different. That would be awkward and maybe even embarrassing. You wouldn’t want that now would you? No, not at all, at least that’s what I was thinking then. What are you thinking now? I’m guessing that there must be something wrong about that path. Why is that? Why else would you be asking me so many questions about it? You’ve got a good point and you’re right, there is a problem with that path. What’s the problem?

There are actually two problems. How can that be, there is only this one path? There is a problem with who chose the path and the path itself. Who chose the path? That would be me. Isn’t it my job to choose my path in life? Yes, if that’s what you want. I’m confused. If you want your own path, go ahead and choose it. That’s what I did. I know. That brings us to the second problem. What’s that? I’m not on that path. You’re not? No, that path leads away from me into darkness. People on that path will stumble and grope around in darkness for a long time. Some will eventually find their way back to me, many others will not. Those who find their way back to me will regret the time they wasted on that wrong path. Well then, I definitely don’t want to go down that path. I’m glad you got my attention and directed me to the right path. Yes, I’m very glad that you are paying attention to me. But, it’s time now for you to make a big decision. What’s that?

You are going to have to decide who will choose your path in life? Are you going to be the one continually choosing or are you going to follow me? If you follow me you will have my light to guide you through life. You will know which direction to head because I will be leading you. If you choose your own path in life you will be doing a lot of stumbling around in darkness. You will go places and do things that are not in my plans for you. I don’t want that at all. I didn’t think so. Will you follow me? Yes Lord, I will. Very good, let’s move away from here. Follow me on this path.

Lord, thank you that you are the light of the world. You guide and direct me through life and keep me from walking in darkness. You are the Light of my life. Guide my next steps so that I will be able to follow you and live according to your plan. Amen

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