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Let Jesus Shine His Light on You

Have you ever lost a pill? Perhaps it slipped out of your hand right as you were about to take it, rolling away out of sight. 

If you’re like me, when something like this happens, you reach for your phone because that’s the quickest flashlight you can get your hands on.

You then drop to your knees because that bright spotlight has to be on the same level as the darkness that seemingly swallowed your pill before you had a chance to.

Almost always, the light is the reason we find the pill that got away from us.

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Our Bible must be read for the Light of Jesus to shine. It’s by seeing into our dark places through the Light of the Word we understand who we are.

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“For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,”

Proverbs 6:23 ESV

Much like that flashlight had to be turned on before it could do its job, our Bible must be read for the Light of Jesus to shine on our darkness.

It’s by seeing into our dark places through the Light of the Word that we understand who we are.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!”

Psalm 139:23-24 ESV

The flashlight doesn’t work so well from up high, though.

No, we literally have to get on our knees to position the light under our dresser or bed or wherever that pill rolled.

Falling on our knees to pray allows us to line the Light of the Lord with our darkened sin-soaked life too. While we pray, the Holy Spirit searches us, revealing our darkness to us, exposing it by His Light.

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Whenever I lose a pill, I want to find it. I need to take it, but I also want to protect others such as pets or small children from stumbling across it.

Likewise, when I humble myself and allow God’s Word to clearly show me my sin, I help others by becoming a blessing to them instead of a hindrance.

I’m grateful for my flashlight when I need to search under a piece of furniture.

Without it, I would be forced to do some heavy lifting just to see what’s underneath the surface.

To be honest, I’m not physically capable of lifting a bed or dresser by myself, so I’d have to reach out to someone else for help.

Aren’t you glad that God is our Helper? He doesn’t expect us to lift our own burdens. He just asks that we humble ourselves, submit to His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to open our eyes. 

I know I’m never going to be perfect. Mistakes are always going to be part of who I am.

But God, in His infinite and unrelenting love, promises to always shine His Light on me.

All I have to do is reach out to Him.

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