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Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

December 22, 2019 LIGHT OF THE WORLD

If we have ever been in complete darkness and then turned on a tiny flashlight, we quickly saw that even a small amount of light can keep us from going in a wrong direction or running into obstacles. As good stewards for God, we don’t have to walk in darkness. We don’t have to wander and wonder where our next steps should be. We don’t have to be afraid of the darkness in this world because we have Christ as our Light and He will be with us as we go through our days and nights for the rest of our lives.

SCRIPTURE:
John 8:12 “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.’” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write where you have stumbled in life.
2. List ways you have gotten off God’s path for you.
3. Know God wants you to follow His Light.
4. Remember Jesus is the Light of the world and follow only Him.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, thank You for Your perfect Light. We know there is darkness all around us. We may not always be able to recognize that darkness; however, the darkness is the ways of the world. The darkness is the evil Satan has placed all around us. We know we need to keep our eyes on Jesus so we can be good stewards for You. We want to follow the Light of Christ knowing He will guide us and keep us safe as we do Your will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
When we fill our lives with God’s word and stay close to Him, we will be filled with His Light.

Luke 11:36 “If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” (NLT)

Jesus is our Light who has given us a glimpse of who God is and wants us to follow His direction.

Hebrews 1:3 “The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.” (NLT)

Without God’s Light, we are lost and dead. God wants us to wake up and follow His Light.

FOCUS:
Ephesians 5:14 “for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, ‘Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’” (NLT)
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