by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – The True Light
In which Nancy links lack of light to rebellious disobedient children.
Without God we live in darkness. He is the one who said, “Let there be light: and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Jesus is the Light of the world. He is “THE TRUE LIGHT,WHICH LIGHTS EVERY MAN THAT COMES INTO THE WORLD” John 1:9). Every person who is born into this world is without excuse regarding their relationship with God. Every new baby is born with a God consciousness, a light from God our Maker. We have a conscience that knows what is good and evil. This only comes from God.
Proverbs 20:27 says “The spirit of man is the candle (light) of the Lord.” Have you noticed that when a new baby is born into a family that there is a heavenly atmosphere about the home? There is an “awe” that we only experience with a new babe. I believe we are experiencing a new light from heaven. I think this is why little children are so open to God. Recently I watched my little three-year old grand-daughter sing all day about how Jesus is in her heart and how she loves God.
Why then do many walk in darkness? The answer is in John 3:19-21. We are all born with a light from God, but we can either push back the light or open up more and more to the light. It is a privilege for children to be born into a home where parents love God. These children have an opportunity to open up more and more to the light. In an ungodly home, the light with which they are born can be gradually extinguished or even smothered completely.
I believe that every time we say Yes to God and obey the prompting of His Holy Spirit within our hearts, we experience more light in our lives. Every time we say No to God and are disobedient to the Word, we accept darkness. Teach your children this principle, dear mother. Teach them that saying Yes to you and Yes to God will bring them to more and more light (Proverbs 4:18). Teach them that when they say No to you and No to God’s ways, their minds and hearts will cloud with darkness.
Job 18:5-56 says, “Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.” I don’t want it to be dark in my home. I’m sure you don’t want it to be dark in yours either. Let’s open our hearts and minds MORE AND MORE to the light of God. Begin each day by praying, “Oh Lord God, please flood my mind, my heart, and my home with your light, today. Amen.”
One of my favorite Scriptures is Proverbs 4:18: “The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth MORE AND MORE unto the perfect day.”
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