Shining in Perilous Times

Shining in Perilous Times

It’s a cruel dark world out there. Ephesians 6:12 tell us so. And, unfortunately, darkness is not relegated to a specific day of the year when demons and goblins are invited to roam freely, trying to scare the life out of unsuspecting people. No, it lurks about constantly.

We see it rear it’s ugly head while watching the real (or fake news), we hear it in the constant barrage of negative political advertisements, we think it when we relive our past failures, we feel it each time a hate crime is committed, and it can be…frightening.

But with all the darkness around us, Psalm 34:5 assures us that “Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces shall never be ashamed.” This was the conclusion after the fretful psalmist made his prayerful petition and was able to take his eyes off of the circumstances and lift his countenance toward the Lord. Basically, he changed his focus, and thus radiated life-giving joy with confidence.

We should all make this a practice. Imagine the people you would draw when they see you joyful in stressful times. It is also the sincerest invitation to tell someone about our source of Light with hopes that they would look to the Lord and shine radiantly, as well.

Dear Father God, in the name of Jesus, I want to shine for you today and draw others into your loving presence. Therefore, I am not going to react and whine about the darkness in this world. Instead, I ask that you would help me by your Spirit to act in faith, power, and your authority according to Ephesians 6:11-13.

2 thoughts on “Shining in Perilous Times

  1. cherlono

    Easy to read and to follow, Really, Leah? The darkness and negativity of this world has NO power over The Believer. When we accept Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord, we are translated out of the kingdom of darkness into The Kingdom of God’s dear Son Jesus Christ. Just that quickly our spiritual DNA changes. This is what every believer must believe and know in their heart and mind and spirit… that they’re BORN AGAIN!“For You, O Lord , are my lamp; The Lord illumines and dispels my darkness.
    2 SAMUEL 22:29 AMP
    The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].
    JOHN 1:5 AMP
    We have the advantage in this life, no reason to fear, only believe in The Holy One who not only speaks Truth but HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE!

    1. Really, Leah?

      Good afternoon and Amen, Cherlono! Thank you for your comment. It lit up my day and this blog! I will be using your scriptures in my new post on Shining Verses. Check it out if and when you get the opportunity. And, keep shining, fearlessly, believing in the Holy One, the Giver of Life! Hallelujaaaaaaah!


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