Daily Bible Reading ~ 4/19/11

John 11:9-10 

 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. 10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”

When are you walking?  Now I don’t think this literally means day and night…  I think he is saying that we should be living our lives with God as our focus (ie light)  and if we are living our lives with anything else as the focus we are walking at night. 

So are we living our lives with God as the focus?  There are many other things that can take our focus…  They are not all bad or sinful so we may not know it.   Could you continue to live a God focused life without all the things you hold dear?  Without your money, home, family or friends.   Some of these are harder than other but we need to make sure they are not the focus of our lives in such a way that it keeps us for putting God first.  Please don’t misunderstand me.  We need to put a TON of time, energy, and love into all relationships, but we need to do it for God’s glory.  We need to keep our eye on the prize and that is living a blessed life here on Earth and believing Jesus died from my sins and was raised from the dead…  All so I could join him when this ride is over. 

I love this verse because it says…  “world’s light”.  Yes there is light in this world here on Earth.  We should be depressed, upset and angry all the time because there is light right here where we are at…  If you tend to gossip, get easily angered, or complain a lot…  Try today to not do it.  If you feel yourself starting..  walk away, say a little prayer, or think about someone you love…  You’ll be surprised how your whole life seems to change when you change your attitude…  It’s not the circumstances because they didn’t change…  but your attitude did.

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