Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional;Wednesday, 31st July 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
CHILDREN OF LIGHT;
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
In the verse above, the Spirit, writing through the Apostle Paul, was addressing Christians; He’s talking to you, and He minces no words in describing you. He says you’re light! You’re born of God, of His Word, which is light, so you’re the offspring of Light.
The Spirit expresses the same thought in Ephesians 5:8. It reads, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” (NIV). How interesting this is! It doesn’t say you were in the darkness; it says you were darkness, but now, you’re light. This means you can also declare with audacity, as Jesus did, “As long as I’m in the world, I’m the light of the world!”
Light illuminates. You have a calling in this life to bring illumination to your world. Philippians 2:15 says, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Light gives leadership and direction; it describes. You’re the one to show the world how to live, what to do, and how to be successful, irrespective of the darkness in the world.
It makes no difference the darkness and problems in the world, you’re the hope and the solution that the world needs. The problems and hardship in the world today are your opportunities to shine and manifest the glory of God. Live with this consciousness every day.
I’m a child of light, a child of the day. Therefore, I shine forth effusively, illuminating my world with glory and virtue. Through me, the unsaved hear and receive the light of the glorious Gospel and are transferred from darkness into God’s marvelous light, and from the power of Satan unto God. Praise God!
14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau, and the Kingdom shall be the LORD’s
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Romans 5:12-21 & Psalms 52-55
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 12:13-21 & Judges 6