Walking In Shadows

by Jun 22, 2018Devotional1 comment

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.


      I was recently looking at a piece of artwork. Some of the people in the painting were clear and defined, while others were in shadow and silhouetted. I thought of the parallels we see when we accept Christ as Lord. After Jesus enters our heart, we become defined and clear within our soul and rise toward His purpose in life. However, so many people go through life just shadows of what they could be. If only they would let God in, their souls would come alive. Psalm 144:4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
      If the Lord is not directing your life, then there is not much you can accomplish that will have eternal value. John 15:5 I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing. Without Jesus as the Lord of our life, we can only exist in part because we have not been made whole. Jesus came that we have life and a full one at that. John 10:10b I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
      We do not want to walk in the shadows of uncertainty or live in the darkness of a sinful life. The weight sin puts upon a soul is too great a burden to live with. We were never designed to live in the shadows of darkness and wither away unfulfilled. Psalm 102:11 My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I wither away like grass. 
      Our creator, God, is pure love, righteousness, and light. The light and righteous purity emanating from God is what He wants us to walk in. There is no room for shadows and darkness within God or His eternal plan for us. Our path is clear and bright. Prov. 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.
      Clarity of heart and mind is what the population of the world looks for in all their consuming ways. Day after day they strive to get that thing that will make them superhuman and perfect, but there is no magic potion to drive the shadows within the heart away. A miraculous transformation is needed so that the clear, loving, and pure heart of God comes and lives within our soul. We need a spiritual heart transplant and only Jesus can do it. John 3:7 “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 
      Come out from the shadows and begin to live in the light of God’s love and living word. Let God paint you with a clear mandate for your appointed time on earth. Let the Lord rebuild and mold your heart to be the person you were clearly meant to be. 2 Cor. 6:17 “Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” Bring into the light all the things hidden in the shadows of your life. Allow the love of God to fill your soul with the clear peace and understanding you have been searching for your whole life. Walk in the light as He is in the light. Amen!
Find Other Devotions About:

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Norm…Love the blog!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sir Norm’s Proverbial Comment

Stop Watering Dead Plants

Finish Strong

Jeremiah 12:5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?         Finish strong, or...

Chances Are

Jeremiah 26:14 Therefore, now change your ways and your deeds and obey the voice of the LORD your God; then the LORD will relent and reverse His decision concerning the misfortune which He has pronounced against you.              Chances are you are not going to...

Small Content

Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too difficult for Me?            I asked God to help me with a small thing this week and realized what I was asking was of small content and not that pressing compared to the wars going on. I...

No Widespread Revelation

1Samuel 3:1 Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation.       The above verse describes a sad time on earth when very little voice, inspiration, or vision from God was...

While We Still Have Breath

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.       The very first breath that was transferred into Adam's nostrils was God's very own infinite life force making Adam...

Too Many Choices

Joshua 24:15 But if it is unpleasing in your sight to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my house,...

A Deal I Can Live With

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labour you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”   I was listening to a marriage counsellor describe some...

As Selfish As Everyone Else

Genesis 4:7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”               The rude awakening that sometimes hits our hearts and lets us know that we are as...

Smile And Nod

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. I was talking with my mom about some family dynamics that were not going to be easy to deal with. I asked her how she dealt with these types of situations, and she said, "I have...

Based On A True Story

1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.        Whenever there is a movie that is advertised as...

You Can’t Steal My Discipline

Matthew 6:20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.       You cannot steal anyone's discipline who has become accustomed to the stabilizing rules of conduct, faithful results,...

What Are You Buying Into?

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold having been refined by fire so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness might not be made manifest, and eye-salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.    ...

AudioReads

Darkness Bleeds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvnlBYHLQb0 It is easy to flow with the crowd. Make up your own mind on what you see going on in people's lives.

Spiritually Empty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrzTcPZcWQ8   If you find yourself spiritually empty, then fill yourself up with God and all that He has for you.

God In A Box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFLy9PTBMNI We cannot contain God within any human device or box. However, we can have Him live in our hearts. How great is that?