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Walking in the Light of Life

Much more people should come to see the value a belief in God may bring them. The seed implanted in all man, every person has the ability to come to see the light the Divine Creator has given humankind.

It is only for each individual to make the right choices. God has given His only beloved son to the world to bring salvation from struggles, pain and death. People should come to see that beacon of light, and go to it in trust, finding peace and comfort.

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In this message:

  • claiming to have fellowship with him and yet walking in the darkness = lie + do not live out the truth.
  • having fellowship with one another => blood of Jesus, God his Son, purifies us from all sin.
  • claiming to be without sin = liar = we deceive ourselves +> God his word not in us + truth not in us.
  • confessing sins => the Faithful and Just will forgive and purify from all unrighteousness.
  • do you see light in the dark?
  • need to see where we are going = crucial to our safety and comfort.
  • Let God light your way today and always.

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Additional reading:

  1. Your struggles develop your strengths
  2. Trust God to shelter, safety and security

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  • God Makes a Promise (kenwinton.wordpress.com)
    In the Old Testament, God was primarily revealing sin and the requirements of the Law needing to be fulfilled. In the New Testament, God is primarily revealing His love that covers our sins and the fulfilled Law, through Jesus. In the Old Testament, if you touched a leper you became unclean. In the New Testament, if you touch a leper, the leper becomes clean.
  • “If we claim…” (inchristus.wordpress.com)
    Denying how we act and who we are affects our relationship with God. Therefore, having fellowship with God depends an honest view of God and of ourselves.
  • Walking in the Light (smallstudentbiggod.wordpress.com)
    When I rededicated my life to Jesus, people seemed to think I had become perfect. No drugs, no partying, back to school… awesome stuff. What they didn’t know was that I struggled with pornography. I had since grade 5, and had done a seamless job of keeping it secret. Don’t get me wrong, I tried to stop immediately; I just failed, and the sin went even more underground than it had been.

    It tore me up inside. When I should have been growing with Jesus, I was sacrificing that intimacy for cheap pleasure. The real problem was this: I didn’t tell anybody. How selfish I was! I would pray to God for deliverance, and always I would be faced with this Scripture: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. (James 5:16a) All of me would scream, “NO!” when I read it. I wanted to break out of my addiction, but not bad enough that I was willing to humble myself to that point. People thought I was so clean and godly for my age! They would think me disgusting then!

  • Confession and Forgiveness (james1948.wordpress.com)
    Denial of sin poses a great hindrance to a close walk with the Lord, and it does not change the truth that we do, indeed, sin.
    To God, sin looks much like the little boy who was covered in mud after he played in the mud puddle.
  • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (hiswordforwisdom.wordpress.com)
    The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us
  • The King Is Coming Soon (kyrian777.wordpress.com)
    You put on Jesus Christ when you are sanctified through the Truth. – John 17:17.
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    You do not have to mourn as one without a hope. Don’t mourn about your portion in this dispensation.
  • Daily verse (donnyprevette.wordpress.com)
    God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
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Jennifer K Cook

I have a history of depression and anxiety.  Really…I get anxious…then when it gets unbearable I get depressed.  This is more common in people than you think!  I have found many that struggle with this sort of thing among some of my closest friends and family.

Now…what does God’s Word have to say about this?  Plenty!  Today I found this…

1 John 1:5-10

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.

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“Prayer 2” – Child Abuse

Being in the teens and having to been confronted with such ‘abhorrence’ should be avoided.
That is why such a prayer shall need to be held in our minds still for years to come, until we may see an end on this present world-system.

At the moment many shall still have to be patient and should have the courage to come out the darkness covering this sun not letting them bring it in blindness. We all should help others to see light in the dark and bring faith in their souls.

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Preceding articles:

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Find articles:

 

  1. about Blindness
  2. End of the Bottom Line
  3. Walking alone?
  4. Stand Alone
  5. What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
  6. Companionship
  7. Determine the drive
  8. Running away from the past
  9. Doubting the reality, genuineness and effectiveness of God’s love
  10. God’s Comfort
  11. Pain and Suffering is inevitable but Misery is optional
  12. Your struggles develop your strengths
  13. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
  14. Aligned
  15. Shelter in the morning
  16. Emotional pain and emotional deadness
  17. Meaning of life 
  18. Suffering
  19. Offer in our suffering
  20. God helper and deliverer
  21. God’s instruction about joy and suffering
  22. God’s promises to us in our suffering
  23. Suffering – through the apparent silence of God
  24. Suffering continues
  25. Suffering leading to joy
  26. Surprised by time in joys & sufferings
  27. From pain to purpose
  28. Fragments from the Book of Job #4: chapters 27-31
  29. Luck
  30. 1 Corinthians 15 Hope in action
  31. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #16 Benefits of praying

 

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  • A Screwtape Letter on Prayer (concordiakoinonia.com)
    Whenever they are attending to the Enemy Himself we are defeated, but there are ways of preventing them from doing so. The simplest is to turn their gaze away from Him towards themselves. Keep them watching their own minds and trying to produce feelings there by the action of their own wills. When they meant to ask Him for charity, let them, instead, start trying to manufacture charitable feelings for themselves and not notice that this is what they are doing. When they meant to pray for courage, let them really be trying to feel brave. When they say they are praying for forgiveness, let them be trying to feel forgiven. Teach them to estimate the value of each prayer by their success in producing the desired feeling; and never let them suspect how much success or failure of that kind depends on whether they are well or ill, fresh or tired, at the moment.
  • The Light of Christ Breaks Through the Darkness When we Pray. (csahm.com)
    Sometimes it takes darkness to realize how much we need prayer in our lives. I learned this lesson during the lowest of lows in my own life. It was springtime in 1997. It should’ve been a happy season for me as I had recently given birth to my second child, a son. But instead of feeling joy, I had an overwhelming sense of despair that I couldn’t shake off without a true, divine intervention.
  • Little Springtime Prayer by Helen Rice (snowwhitedove.wordpress.com)
    For how can man feel any fear or doubt 
    When on every side all around and about
    The March winds blow across a man’s face
    And whisper of God’s power and grace?
    Oh, give us faith to believe again
    That peace on earth, good will to men
    Will follow this winter of man’s mind
    And awaken his heart and make him kind…
  • A Prayer A Day – 4/10/2014 It’s All His and He’s Got You! (dailyprayerprayertogod.wordpress.com)
    When we pray and ask the Lord to give us His kind of faith.  When we pray and ask the Lord to give us determination to live a life that is pleasing and holy to Him.  When we pray and ask the Lord to keep us on the path of righteousness and holiness.   When we pray and say to the Lord, “Lord I want to fulfill my purpose and my destiny in you”.   We better get ourselves prepared for the shaking that will take place to remove all the dead things from our lives.  We better get ourselves prepared for the shaking that will take place to cause us to stand upright.  We better get ourselves prepared for the shaking that will take place to get everything lined up in our lives to do the will of the Father.
  • On Soft, Tender Knees: A-to-Z Blog Challenge (gurrlontherise.wordpress.com)
    I cast my eyes downward,
    unwilling to see Your magnificent
    presence,
    for shame riddles my body,
    and the devil
    whispers his wants to me,
    taunts my weaknesses,
    tells me You could never love me
    now that I’m
    stained.
  • Prayer (barelyherenorthere.wordpress.com)
    Grant me the patience to see things through, to wait it out, to count to ten.
  • Italy’s bishops pass Vatican-backed rule that child molestation does not have to be reported (sott.net)

Grant me the courage to say no, to say yes and follow through ’til the end.

Grant me love so that I may care and so that I may see and that I may do.

Grant me sleep, deep and joyful, and honest, with dreams that may come true.

 

 

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(I wrote this when I was in my teens)

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Dear God…

 

Please help this wretched soul.  She feels so empty, so sad…

She things she is worthless being, who only has the power to hurt the people she loves.

She is so afraid and lonely.

She has no one to turn to because she chooses to distance herself from people.

She is afraid to let anyone get too close, because then she’ll care, 

And soon or later she’ll hurt the person, or she’ll get hurt…

And soon or later they all leave…

 

She cannot stand the pain.  

The pain comes suddenly to her heart, stabbing, twisting, digging in deeper.

Such pain… such misery…

The pain won’t let her breathe.  The pain stops her heart from beating.

She struggles in the blackest sea, to keep her head above water.  

She screams for help but nothing but the freezing water answer…

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