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In My Beginning!

Genesis 1:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.    (New King James Bible)

The account of the beginning of the heavens and earth, is a lot like the beginning of human beings.
Here is a version of this, as applied to us:
1. In the beginning of our life, God created you and me.
2. We began as a glob of cells, without much form. Then when we were born and began to come to terms with the world around us, we found there was an empty space inside us, and in addition, we came across darkness deep inside us.
This darkness was perplexing. We found that there were a few ways we could attempt to handle the darkness inside:
We could say, "There is NO darkness inside me!" In this way we could refused to face the darkness and pretend it does not exist.
We could opt to embrace the darkness and explore it and learn to love it.
We could instead turn to God, our Father, and tell Him that we cannot manage the darkness and we are ashamed that it's there, because we thought we were wonderful people and the darkness causes us to understand that we're not perfect like we thought. We could ask God to light up our darkness so that it does not dominate us, so our life pleases Him.

We discovered that the Holy Spirit of God was working gently and purposefully in our heart to convince us to call on God, so that we could open up to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Light. When I yield to the gentle persuasion of the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus can light up my inner person and expose the darkness.

3. When I opened up to the Lord Jesus Christ and trusted Him with my past, my present and my future, that caused God to say: "Light up that life!" And the divine Light of God, the Lord Jesus Christ flooded into my life, bringing His beauty and glory into me.

4. And God saw how the Light, the Lord Jesus Christ, flooded my inner person and He said that this was really good. God separated the bright part of me from the dark parts that remained. I found that observing the dark parts through the light in my life, continued to make me uncomfortable. But I was even more happy that the Lord Jesus Christ chose to come into my life.

I found that the Lord Jesus Christ promises me this:
John 8:
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."    (New King James Bible)
And He promises this:
John 10:
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.    (New King James Bible)
The darkness steals from me and tries to kill me and destroy my life. But the Lord Jesus, the Light has come into my life so that I will have life, life in all its fullness.

Heavenly Father,
today I surrender my life to You and Your love for me.
Lord Jesus Christ, come into my life and light me up. Push back the darkness.
I turn away from darkness and I ask that You give me life in all its fullness, like You had.
Thank You for Your promise, Lord. Bring it to pass in me, as I cling to You,
in Jesus' mighty name,    Amen.

See you again tomorrow, God willing
for a new thought about
Living in God's Will!

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