Never Grope In The Dark

Jesus is the Light of the world. He, the Light, dwells in the heart of everyone who has ever trusted in Him as their Lord and Savior. This is a glorious unchangeable and absolute truth!

Why would we ever walk in the darkness to find something that was hidden? It’s essential to have the whole area lit up with lights. Think of a flood light. When I was a child, I remember outside lights that strobed the sky to announce an event at a theatre. 

Kevin Prosch wrote a song called “Come To The Light.” John 3:21 says, “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

We intentionally walk in the light when we have nothing to hide. We are free to be transparent before the Lord. We rejoice in His Light. Cockroaches run from the light. Verse 20 says that folks hate the light because it exposes their deeds.

We have to train ourselves to listen to the Holy Spirit. When He highlights a verse, or a phrase in a verse, we need to stop and pay attention. John 14:17 says that He is the Spirit of truth. 

Those who walk in self-deception have hidden sin. Hebrews 3:14 says that it hardens our heart. A callous is hard and impermeable. It has to be softened before it can be removed.

What will soften a hard heart? God refers to His word as water. I love to picture hidden sin this way. Fill a glass jar with mud caked (hidden sin) rocks. Now run water over those rocks and watch what happens. The caked mud begins to dissolve and eventually the muddy water becomes clear.

Every believer is part of the body of Christ. Ephesians 5:25-26 told husbands to love their wives as Christ loves His church, “…that he might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.”

When we are not in God’s word daily, we will not be washed. When Jesus began to wash His disciples feet, He made an interesting statement. In John 13:8 Peter resisted what the Lord was doing. He said, “…You shall never wash my feet!…”

Read Jesus’ words carefully. He said, “…If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” It was in washing His disciples feet that the betrayer was exposed.

What we soak in God’s word, the betrayer-lies will surface. Rest assured the Lord knows everything that you have been through. He knows what you are going through right now, and what you will yet go through.

Our faith cannot afford to let the hidden lies remain. They are like landmines. They were secretly planted by satan through fiery darts that we did not quench with our door shield of faith.

They can only be disclosed through the washing of the water by the word. Father, thank You for the power of Your word that penetrates and illuminates the hidden places in our heart. Help us to discern when and what You are speaking. Protect us from the evil one’s intentions and myriad wiles. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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