01 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 120_Light of the World
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 120- Homestead, Pennsylvania: Light of the World
God is the light of the world and we need the presence of Jesus in our hearts to overcome the darkness of the world. Seems quite simple, right? The logic is right in front of us and the readings from the Bible lead us where we need to be led. So we do we struggle with our faith? Why do we have difficulty accepting the truth, as we know it in our heart? Finally, why do we ignore the Holy Spirit as God attempts to deliver us from evil when we are faced with temptation?
We are born into a world with sin and we walk amongst each other attempting to separate our beliefs from what the “world” tries to turn us into. This is a constant battle that we have to overcome and we do this by following the word and light of God. Jesus preached in the Apostle John’s gospel to explain this dilemma we face so that we can endure forever: “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him”. We have to walk in the light all day long and not ignore the signs in front of our faces as we turn to prayer instead of sin.
Moving forward we have to have a clear understanding if what we have to do to save our souls with Jesus in the center of our lives. Yes, it is a heavy subject that we cannot afford to ignore God. We must reflect and ask ourselves the following question:
Are the actions that we are taking a reflection of what God is asking of us?
We have to decide what path we want to follow, the road that leads to darkness or the road that leads us to the Light of God. From James we are taught a valuable lesson that we should try to remember as we walk on our daily journey with God: “Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected”. When our works are backed by our faith, we are saved. Amen.
Reflection Day #120
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: