2 PETER 1:19
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.
Does your mind ever wander when someone is trying to tell you something? I think men have an extra gene that causes that sometimes, lol. Seriously, since my chemotherapy I find myself having to concentrate harder to accomplish some things. I either forget what I’m doing or get distracted by something else. I even go into rooms sometimes and forget why I went in there.
Peter is telling us to pay close attention to the words he has written, to the prophetic word. We have been warned. We have been taught. We have been given the truth through the Word of God to live by. What we do with that is our choice. What we can’t choose is the consequences for disobeying it. The lamp truly is shining in a dark place.
Kids love flashlights and candles. There is just something about getting in a dark room with all the lights off and lighting a candle or turning on a flashlight. It’s amazing how even the smallest light in a completely dark room can chase away the darkness. Try this with your child. They will love it.
Show them this verse and explain how the light of His Word does the same thing to the darkness in our world. Satan cannot stand up to God’s Word. He has no power over it. When we feel the darkness, we need to strike the match of truth to drive it away.
How are you walking? Are you walking in light or darkness? It really is your choice. But don’t blame God when you stumble in that darkness because you refuse to use the light of His Word to guide you. And the beauty of His light is it never dims. It is always bright.
Shine Your light on me, dear Lord. Light up the path I am traveling today.
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Carl, when I was a child and a member of a Southern Baptist church, our mission study began early. As a six year old I was a Sunbeam.
I’m a little Sunbeam,
I’m a little Sunbeam,
I’m a little Sunbeam…
The next age group were called GAs. (Girls in Action) and our watchword was: “Arise shine for thy Light has come.”
The deep message of God’s love 💕 for every one impacted my heart and I knew I wanted to become a follower of Christ. The next message I learned was that it mattered to God what I did with my life. I was to arise and shine His light into a dark world that was and and still is lost. It was and is imperative for every child of God to shine a light on God’s Word.
His message to the world:
“For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son into the world, so that anyone who believes on Him should not die but live forever.”
Now, at age seventy six this message still moves me to Arise and shine for Jesus.