Mar. 11

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–John 9:5

Do you see a pattern in Jesus’ teaching?

  • He and the disciples pass a man that is blind.
  • The disciples ask a question
  •  Jesus answers and teaches.

We would be wise to look for God’s lessons in every life situation because that’s what Jesus did.

Think about the darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. Have you ever been blinded by a bright light after being in the dark? What a great illustration of salvation.  We walked in darkness. We couldn’t see the truth.  (That is what was wrong with the Jewish religious leaders of Jesus’ day–religious but lost.) The Light was right in front of them but they did not have God’s Light within them to see Him.

When Jesus made the following statement, he was talking about His light which shines into our souls at the time of salvation. Matthew 6:23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (NKJV)
Application 1: I am so thankful for my salvation.  The older I get, the more darkness I see in so many lives. Is that why Jesus asked, Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth (Luke 18:8)?

Application 2: For me, I’m challenged to shine for Jesus, be His little light wherever I go, and to share His Light with others as often as I can.  That’s a tall order, but we have a great Teacher, Comforter, Helper, and Friend!

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5

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I've been blogging for several years now, and continue to be thankful for the opportunity to share my heart, as well as hone my writing skills. When I was urged to write about my passion, three things came to mind: my God, my family, and music. I am a born-again believer of Jesus Christ. My doctrine is Baptist, my stand is fundamental. I love the Word of God and want to share how it has changed my life. It is my primary passion; however, my family is the close second! God has blessed me with a wonderful godly husband who has led me and discipled me in my walk with Christ. God also gave us three wonderful children who, along with their spouses, all love the Lord and are passionate soldiers in God's army as well. Add seven grandchildren, and my heart is overflowing with praise to my God! Music comes in third and is a great burden on my heart. We all need to find what is acceptable and pleasing to God in this area. Like every area of the Christian life, we cannot just choose music because we like it.

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