What Light Reveals

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Light has a way of revealing truth unlike anything else. When light shines upon something, you see everything that’s good and everything that’s bad about what it is shining on. That’s true when the bright morning sun shines through my windows. I see dust and dirt that I can’t see any other time.

It’s true here in this photo, as we watched the brilliant sun rise over the Snake Valley. We saw complete beauty, as well as little details and nuances in the light that went unseen in the darkness.

“But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:21.

As children of God, we need to allow His light to shine upon our lives, so that we may know our true state. We don’t do this for commendation as much as for conviction and correction. We want to know areas in which He wants us to change, and we want Him to reveal specific sins and sinful attitudes and habits we may be harboring that we may not even be aware of.

As we spend time with God, reading and meditating on His Word, as well as praying and seeking wisdom from Him, the light of truth begins to shine on us, revealing life changing opportunities. Do our lives – our thoughts, words, and deeds – measure up to His standards? Thankfully, we don’t have to muster up enough strength to change on our own. He equips us in every way with everything we need to become more and more Christlike.

Although it may hurt to see everything the light reveals, it is for my benefit and the changes that Christ will bring to my life will make the process worthwhile.

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