clay-oil-lamp-burning_1154631_inlThis morning I was doing a little self evaluation.  So I began reading the red letters of my Bible, the words Jesus spoke during His time on earth.  He is the only One to whom we should compare ourselves, He is the ultimate role model.  It is only through His righteousness that we can be made whole.  If we have Jesus, which is light, living inside of us, there should be no room for darkness in our lives.

This is where the self evaluation came from.  I know I have Jesus inside my heart, yet, I still think things or say things that I shouldn’t and that He wouldn’t.  So where am I going wrong here?

I read this in Luke 11:35-36 and I just kept thinking about it. Jesus said, “Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness.  If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”

So somewhere in me I am not allowing Jesus to fully shine.  There must be things I am allowing into my heart and mind that are not of Him or the only things coming out of me would reflect Jesus.

Lord, I purpose to renew my mind to Your Word and to understand the Righteousness and power that live in me; and as my mind is renewed,  whatever darkness that may be lurking in my mind will be replaced by You, Your word and Your righteousness.   I will not allow the window of my soul to see or seek things that would be like a lamp shade that would cover Your light.  Holy Spirit, please help me to control my thoughts, taking every thought captive to the Word of God and help me to choose my words carefully so that everything I do and say will glorify you.  Holy Spirit reveal any areas in my mind that need to be renewed or where darkness lurks and needs to be exposed.  In Jesus’ name, I pray…AMEN!

Receiving the Light
“No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.” – Luke 11:33-34

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