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Live as children of the Light

Day 11 of 40 days to Resurrection Day

Today’s suggestion:

Light a candle early in the morning or before the evening meal.

Remember that Christ is the Light of the world and we are to be His lights in the world.

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Jesus is the Light.  Let His light shine in you.  Be the light to the world.

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This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you:

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

Jesus spoke again . . .“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

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For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.

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photo by Idiot Photography

Planning for the unknown

A new year.  Brand new notebook.  Fresh page.  Crisp and pristine.  I like the feel of it, untouched, no smudges or coffee spills.  No torn or worn corners.

A new year is like that for me, presenting a fresh start.  Not exactly a do-over but a chance to do-differently.

I’m a planner by nature, making lists, checking things off.  It brings me satisfaction to make a plan and follow it through.

But oh my, I’ve learned a lot lately.  My plans are subject to change at any moment whether I’m ready or not.  This is the unknown factor to figure into the equation.

I hope I’ve learned to make adjustments more quickly, so I don’t stick long in the mud of my stubbornness wanting my own way.  I hope I’ve gotten better at discarding my plan for the richer plan of my Father.

As I begin 2015, my inner planner starts to list projects and goals.   There are things I want to do, places I want to go, people I want to spend time with.

Scripture teaches that we should plan for the future.   But it also tells me I must bow the knee to the greater plan, one that I cannot fully see or understand.  As I make my lists, I must be ready to change and be willing to roll with it rather than fight against it.

I’ll set aside some time in the next few days to make some plans and write a list for 2015.  They will be subject to the Father’s will, and I will pray to be ready to adjust to Him rather than throw a tantrum because I’m not getting my way.  But I’m learning.  After all these years, it’s about time, don’t you think?

 11836218446_4505cec52d_bPhoto by Alex Markovich of Idiot Photography

If you are making goals in 2015, would you share some of them with me?