Wednesday Devotional: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Are you afraid of the dark? Do you like the dark? There is something about the darkness that is a bit unsettling. You can’t see what is in it. Maybe you can hear it, but you don’t know what it really is or where it is. The dark is sorta depressing too. You can’t see anything, so it makes it hard to do anything, so you are just sitting…in the dark. Or you get up to get something in the dark. Watch out for that…ouch! Too late!

Isn’t it funny how the world always tries to portray itself as enlightened? A world full of bright individuals, but then the world likes to say Christians are in the dark; they are boring and don’t understand the forward-thinking mindset of the world. Christians are so ignorant, says the world.

However, the Bible tells us just the opposite. The Bible tells us that the world lives in darkness because they do not know God. It’s not the Christians who don’t understand. However, they are actually the ones with the true knowledge.

Romans 13:11-12 says, “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” 

Friends, the hour of darkness is coming to an end. The light (the Lord) is coming sooner now than when we first believed. The time is getting closer and closer each day. This should motivate us to get our act together and start living in the light as the Bible calls us to do instead of following the non-believers stumbling around in the dark.

Are you sleeping or are you awake in this present time? We could die right now or Christ could come back tomorrow. Are you ready? Is you light shining brightly enough that you share the Gospel at every opportunity you get? Is you light on when temptation comes knocking at your door or are you hiding it in the darkness? Our time is coming. It is getting closer every day.

So friends, put on Jesus, your armor of light.

God, thank You for bringing me into the light. Forgive me for hiding in the darkness over and over again. Shine Your light through me. Help me be a light to others and help me to live with urgency for Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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4 thoughts on “Wednesday Devotional: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

  1. I feel my “lightest” when I stop to help homeless people on the highway off-ramp on my walks downtown. I don’t usually have much with me (typically just my water bottle or a granola bar), but even then I acknowledge them instead of pretending I don’t see the awkward position they’re in. When I just have my water bottle with me, even if I’m thirsty, I offer it to them because I know they could use it more than me. If I have snacks, I give it to them with no hesitation—I can always buy something at the 7/11 on my way back home, but I might not see this person again today if I don’t help now with what I have now. In my opinion, their spot on the off-ramp makes it very opportunistic to show people that even if you don’t have much (or anything at all!) you can still help someone by acknowledging them and doing what you can. We’re already so blessed, and if we can’t share those blessings with those who really need them, how are we glorifying God?

    —Totally not meaning to toot my own horn here. Just sharing my experience with light 🙂 —

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  2. Wow! You really hit everything on the head! Going through life in the dark of not knowing God is not the way to live your life! With God you are living in the light and He will bring you home someday! Thanks so much for sharing! =)

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