Driven by Eternity DAY 24
LIFE IN THE LIGHT
“For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” (Luke 8:17–18)
God calls us now to be courageous by choosing to enter His light. Doing so will allow His Word to expose our hearts privately, sifting through our intentions and motivations as only His Word can, and allowing Him to shape our hearts. (John Bevere)
It’s time to get those secrets out in the light. Better now then later. When we stand in the presence of Jesus, all of our thoughts and motives will be exposed by His holiness and light. That’s scary on the surface but in that moment, we will be healed. But healing doesn’t have to wait until that day. We can choose to live in the light today and knows God’s healing today. We don’t want to be like the wicked, lazy servant who merely hides his responsibilities. When we hide our lives, everyone knows it, but no one can question or evaluate those things we are hiding because they are hidden. So, no one really knows what is buried but we do, and those things have a way of rotting under the ground producing a stench and a struggle to keep that odor covered up.
Living in the light is allowing God’s word to reveal what is life and what gives life in our lives. God’s Scripture and God’s Spirit will do what Jesus’ presence will do if we will let the Holy Spirit show us. On that day we won’t be able to stop God’s light from exposing our true hearts. But the advantage is that if we allow God’s word and the Holy Spirit shine His light in our lives now we will be healed and free to make the most of this life. And that Day will be a day of joy, not sorrow. “For whoever has, to him more will be given…”