What You Do In The Dark

I was recently thinking about something my aunt said to my cousin years ago “remember what you do in the dark will be shown in the light”. My aunt was referring to the fact that she know my cousin was pregnant before my cousin said anything but I know that this saying can be in reference to anything. For me I was thinking about our relationship with God.

Being part of a church is important and it is something that God asks of us in Hebrews 10:25 but more important than that is having and developing a close relationship with God. Throughout the Old Testament God has always been concerned with how we interact with Him. He took Moses on a mountain for 40 days to commune with Him. He met with Jonah in a whale after Jonah ran from Him. He met with Adam daily in the Garden of Eden because He wanted that relationship with Him. And He still wants that relationship with us. He sent Jesus to reconcile us back to Him after 400 years of silence.

Why is it so important to have that relationship with Him? Because we are instructed to be conduits of His light to others and we can’t be that if we aren’t connected to the source of the light. How do we get connected to the light? We first admit that we are sinners and that we need a savior. We ask Jesus to come into our heart and make us over.

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How do we stay connected to the light? We spend time building our relationship by reading His word, meditating on His word and most importantly praying & listening to what He has to say.

All those things are done in our private time with Him. You know that preparation time when no one sees you. The time when you are holding yourself accountable for how much you pray and spend time reading & meditating on His word. See the time you spend dedicated to Him in the dark will at some point show up in the light. It will show up in how you treat yourself and others. Are you judgmental? Are you angry or irritated? Are you impatient? Do you constantly compare yourself to others and weigh your achievements against theirs?

We all fall into those traps but at some point we need to decide if we are going to let the light of God’s word truly shine within us or if we are going to continue believing the worst in ourselves and others?

I have decided that I will no longer allow myself to be held in bondage by words that don’t affirm myself and others. The only way for me to break those chains of bondage is to deepen my relationship with God and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me. What about you?

 

2 thoughts on “What You Do In The Dark

  1. Couldn’t have said it any better. Within the last month, this topic has been resurfacing more than before within my family. My parents and In- laws has expressed their concerns with where our relationship is with God. I know that my husband and I have not made it priority to attend church and build out relationship with God. We have been selfish with our time. Growing in a Christian family my whole life, it is not enough to just say we are believers; we must do his work and live in it. As we begin this year, we prayed to God to open our hearts, to come in to our lives and brings us closer to him. We no longer want to just say we believe, but we want to live in his words, make us better, nourish our relationship with not just each other but in the Lord’s name. We are making it a priority to learn, to be closer, to understand his words and to practice. They say, when you’re hungry what do you do? You eat. Same as our relationship with God. We must feed it, feel it and let it live in you to fill your heart.
    May the Lord continue to bless you Melissa, bring you closer to him, provide you the strength you desire, the happiness and success you deserve. Thank you for your continuous encouraging words and challenge you provide us to think in our daily lives.

    “But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” Mathew 10:33

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