Don’t Trip

yellow lights between trees
 
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (1 John 1:5-6)
 
A couple weeks ago, I fell down the stairs. It was early in the morning, no lights were on, and I misjudged how wide the stair was. To be fair, we have an older house, with smaller and steeper stairs than what is standard. My wife heard the boom-boom-boom, and came in a frenzied panic. “ARE YOU OKAY??!” Thankfully, nothing was hurt except my pride… 
 
Misjudging a step catches us completely off guard, and whether it is on stairs, walking on the sidewalk, or a business move or relational gesture, it is painful to fall. When our walk doesn’t match reality, we run into problems. 
 
Does your spiritual walk match reality? Are you walking the walk, or just talking the talk? Are you reading daily devotionals, and then disparaging and damaging the reputations of others online? Are you praying to God, and then yelling at your family? 
 
God has a way of working, where darkness is exposed. Often, the darkness is exposed in our lives when we feel the fear of slipping and falling and not knowing how to get back up. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. We as Christians are called to live in that light, and let God’s light shine over our whole lives. We should live in God’s reality. 
 
God’s reality is that Jesus gave his life so that you could share in God’s life. You’re walking with Jesus! Give up the darkness of sin. And if you get caught misjudging a step, remember who’s walking with you, ready to catch you and shed light on your path.
 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us always to follow your lead and live in your love. Allow us to share in your life now and forever! In your name we pray, AMEN. 

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