Sitting in the Dark- Speak Life Podcast

Luke 1:79 – To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

You ever sat in darkness?

Maybe it was unintentional. Maybe it was brief. What is phenomenal about us is that we can get used to anything. If you start living in a cold house, when you visit someone that has the heat up to 80 degrees you freak out. You are used to less temperature.

I was at work recently, and had a stomach issue. Had to go to the rest room like the house was on fire. You know what mean? I am in there. went to handicap stall because it was bigger. This restroom has a bunch of stalls but they are tight. I thought I might be in there awhile so I wanted to be able to breath and not be right next to the next guy playing the tuba.

so I am just sitting there. minding my own business. and I notice how cold it is in there. So I thought, if I wasn’t all the way to the wall in the handicapped stall, I might not be cold. That is what I get I thought. Then the lights went out.

The restroom had one of those energy saving motion detecting sensors connecting the lights. Nobody was there. I am sitting alone, on the porcelain throne, no phone, no magazine, cold and in the dark.

The Lord said, you know this is biblical. I started smiling and said Lord, you got jokes. Where is this in the Bible? I’ll show you when you get out of here. Ok I said. is this one of those “I am the light of hte world,” refs. He said no, wait. I aint going no where. You could cut the light on for me couldn’t you? nope, nothing. You funny Lord.

In my best Al Pacino voice, I said, I’m in the dark, heer….” then I started laughing.

Then I thought, I am not going to remember this to share it. But then I thought about how and why the Lord spoke to me today vs yesterday. What did I do differently? I remembered my prayer this morning on my way to work. I had put myself in right relationship again. I had done the right thing.

Ok, I’ll just wait till he hits me up again and gives me the Scripture. God is ever present. God is always there but we are not always ready, or in the right position to recieve Him.

So I went to the Bible and said ok, Lord, here I am, show me what you working with! He took me to Luke 1:79, a small snippet of Jesus, life, prophesizing what He was about to do.

Luke 1:79 – To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

SO there I was sitting in darkness.

I am here to let you know that Jesus was sent by God to give light to us. to guide our feet to a way of peace.

Be careful that you don’t get used to the dark that is in the world. You are not of the World if you are a child of God. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 – Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

During the Christmas season, the days of darkness are long. There are more creepy, horror stories now, than at Halloween. The pagan holiday of Winter Soltice was replaced by Christmas on purpose to bring the Hope of Christ to darkness.

John 11:10 – But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

Please embrace the Light. There are good things, godly things, still even in this fallen society and culture. Think on these things. Perpetuate and accentuate the positives. Be the light in your office. Be the light in your home. Watch your tongue and don’t be the one that people don’t want to be around because no one knows what is going to come out of your mouth.

“What does it mean to walk in the light?”

…to “walk in the light” is a common metaphor within Christian culture. It is often taken to mean “acting correctly” or even “living openly.” Biblically, however, the phrase has the idea of relinquishing sin by following Jesus.

The only Old Testament occurrence of this precise phrase is in Isaiah 2:5, “O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” The Psalms contain similar phrases (56:13; 89:15), as does Isaiah (9:2; 50:10-11; 59:9).

In the New Testament, “walking in the light” is directly related to following Jesus, who said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). While this verse does not directly say, “Walk in the light, i.e., Jesus,” it does pointedly warn of doing the opposite; therefore, those who follow Jesus are “walking in the light.”

To “walk” is, in short, to live one’s life. One’s lifestyle or way of life can be considered a “walk.” The word also indicates progress. Walking is related to growth; it is taking steps toward maturity. “Light” in the Bible can be a metaphor for life, happiness, righteousness, or understanding. The Bible is clear that light comes from the Lord God, the “Father of the heavenly lights” (James 1:17). He is the opposite of evil. Putting it all together, “walking in the light” means “growing in holiness and maturing in the faith as we follow Jesus.”

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