God Horizons: I Strain

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“If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me.  For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me.  I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.”  John 12:44-47 

A picture is most beautiful when the lighting is just right.  The eyes of our understanding are beautifully lit when we are trusting Christ.  When it comes to “seeing things clearly” for what they are in this world and your life, has it ever dawned on you that you may not really have the “lighted” picture?  In other words, do you ever admit that you might not be seeing things from a “Lighted” perspective?  

Our flesh can be extremely dark if we do not allow Jesus to bring the light to us.  We have a strong will that must be surrendered to the will of the Master.  Christ’s perspective and goal for our lives can be very far from what we want for ourselves.   “I” apart from the love of Christ can be dark.  As the apostle Paul stated, “To live is Christ!” (Philippians 1:21).  Christ desires to be the divine Painter of human life; therefore, we must lay down our own paintbrushes and the desires of self-centeredness.  “I” strain can bring darkness to every life.  Take time this morning to ask Jesus to light your way.  It will take TRUST.