God's Words For US
by Cecelia Lester
The Light of the World
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me
will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 (NIV)
Our neighbor has a security light that comes on when someone gets to a certain spot on his driveway. Several years ago, it came on and scared some police officers when they received a call about a strange recurring sound that came from the yard. While it startled the two police investigators and any others who venture there, it brought peace to our neighbors.
We read in our Bibles that Jesus identifies himself as ‘The Light of the World.’ By shedding light into our lives, He calls attention to our sins, protects us from harm, and guides us through murky times.
Whenever we feel we have an issue working on my spirit, we can go to Jesus and express our feelings. If we feel the need, He even allows us to vent. He shows us what we need to do in order to advance beyond the depression, the anger, or the frustration I may have all because of His light.
He took my sin upon Himself when He willingly gave His life for me. He forgave me just as He did the repentant thief.
Thank you for shedding your light upon our dark world. We ask you to guide us through this dark time as we search for answers to our problems. We give you the praise for that. In the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN
Jesus-The Bread of Life
“I am the bread of life. He whom comes to me
will never go hungry and he who
believes in me will never be thirsty.”
John 6:35 (NIV)
In our society, bread is considered the staff of life. In our family eateries, each meal is served with dinner rolls, biscuits, or quick breads. Even the Italian restaurants and pizza franchises have bread sticks on the menu. Bread seems to be essential to our physical well-being. In our scripture passage, Jesus identifies Himself as ‘the bread of life. ‘He further states, ‘He who comes to me will never go hungry . . . .’ Here Christ speaks of spiritual well-being.
In order to keep our spirit from being hungry, we have to ‘feed’ it with God’s Word. We have times of basking in His presence and receiving His love. When we feed upon His Word, we come away filled with His love and with thanksgiving of who He is and, then, for what He does.
As we bask in His presence, we experience Him in a way that we can’t easily describe. We feel peace invade our souls. We can almost hear Him speak to our hearts. Our hearts are warmed.
Because we receive His love, He commands us to share that love with those we meet. Recently hubby and I had a day that, in his words, “We brought cheer to three lonely people today, the lady at the restaurant, our friend Bob, and our neighbor, Earl.”
Dear Lord Jesus:
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You guiding us through each day. Thank You for giving us spiritual nourishment that sustains us when we are down-hearted. We give you the glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN
I felt out of kilter with my devotional life. I remembered the names of Jesus I had chosen for my blog topics for an Advent season. I found myself thinking of ways to describe Him to others. Here’s what I put together. I pray you will enjoy them.
Jesus, You are Awesome
Jesus, You are Beautiful
Jesus, You are Close to us
Jesus, You are Delightful
Jesus, You are Eternal
Jesus, You are Faithful
Jesus, You are Glorified
Jesus, You are Holy
Jesus, You are Immanuel
Jesus, You are Jehovah
Jesus, You are King
Jesus, You are Lovely
Jesus, You are Mighty
Jesus, You are Near
Jesus, You are Omnipotent
Jesus, You are Powerful
Jesus, You are Quietly at work
Jesus, You are Righteous
Jesus, You are Steadfast
Jesus, You are Truth
Jesus, You are Unfailing
Jesus, You are Victorious
Jesus, You are Wondrous
Jesus, You are Extraordinary
Jesus, You are Yahweh
Jesus, You are Zealous
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'
She and her husband of 53 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.
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