Walk in the Light of Christ
On December 2nd I had cataract surgery. The surgery went very well. I had to wear a patch over my eye overnight. The next day I went back and had the patch removed. I didn't realize that the cataracts made such an impact on my sight. When the nurse removed the patch my eyes were opened to a whole new world. When I returned home I stepped into my living room noticed that my sofa was not old and faded as I believed before my surgery. My sofa is bright and beautiful with deep purple flowers and rich green leaves. I feel like I have a brand new sofa.
The Lord ministered into my life through this experience. There is fresh excitement when we first give our lives to Jesus. But over time we grow spiritual cataracts over our eyes. The light of Christ dims in our spiritual life. When we ask Jesus to become our savior He becomes our righteousness. But our minds still need to be renewed. If we continue to walk as we did before our conversion, our flesh begins to shadow the light of Christ. Our thoughts, our words, our ways, our actions and our walk still move in the flesh. Jesus has given us a new start. Are we allowing the enemy to rule us like he did before we were born again?
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Romans 13:11-14.
If we don't remove these fleshly cataracts they will continue to grow darker and darker and eventually we will be blind. As God's people we should desire more than just a "Get of Hell Free" card. We are called to walk in His marvelous light. We are the light and the salt of this earth. Flavorless salt seasons no food. If our light grows dim, we will wander around in darkness. How true are these sobering words from Paul?
Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame 1 Corinthians 15:34
I encourage you to walk in the Light of Christ this year.