Feeling overwhelmed by all the darkness in the world you see on the news? Or are you battling darkness close to home, in your family, workplace or neighborhood?
You can resist darkness and thrive. How? First, remember the truth that Jesus overcame the powers of darkness. No matter how things look, darkness is defeated through Jesus. The worse thing the evil of darkness can do to you is to kill you and that will just send you into the arms of Jesus. The devil can not win! Here are additional tips to keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the powers of darkness.
- Keep your light shining bright by fueling it with God’s Word. Regular prayer seeking God’s guidance along with Bible reading will nourish you and keep your Holy Spirit flame burning brightly so that all may see it. (Psalm 119:130)
- Praying and sharing with other Christians is like pouring spiritual lighter fluid on the flame of Jesus within you. As Paul laid hands on Timothy to stir up his gifts, so we need others to cause our light to shine brightly enough to overcome any darkness. (2 Timothy 1:6)
- Keep your life free from the power of sin by realizing that you have the righteousness of Christ and confess sin to God immediately. Your light can not shine brightly if you allow sinful behavior, thoughts or attitudes to continue unchecked in your life. (1 John 1:9)
There are times when darkness can feel threatening and overwhelming. Rest in the truth of God’s Word-darkness can’t overtake those who follow Jesus. Walk closely with Jesus and his people to shine brightly in darkness.
This week, look up and meditate on Psalm 119:130, 2 Timothy 1:6 and 1 John 1:9.