First thing in the mornings, I try to make a habit of praising God, for different aspects of his character, for things he’s made for us, for what he’s done.
It doesn’t always come naturally. Sometimes we don’t always wake up with sunshine diffusing from our very beings, sometimes we get busy and forget
Taking one glance at the sunrise, I thanked him this morning for being the creator of beauty. And it dawned on me (NO pun intended), that
as humans, we do a very poor job of maintaining the inner beauty he made to radiate in us. Often enough, we don’t preserve and work to enhance that beauty.
In Ephesians 5* Paul says, “..be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us…” (vs. 1-2). He goes on to encourage
believers in purity and speaks of light and its crucial importance in our lives, reminding us that, “at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord” (vs 8-10).
The way Paul says to do all that is to “take no part” in darkness, but expose it. Because “when is anything is exposed to the light it becomes visible,” and
“anything that becomes visible is light” (vs. 13-14).
I love this next part. It’s relevant to us all, especially for those who feel like zombies in the muddle this life can often become. If you feel like you’re sleeping through life,
or need answers about life, we have a promise from our Creator: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” (v. 14). Seek HIM, and he will
shine on you! We need his light.
*Chapter 5 of Ephesians is filled with so many golden nuggets I’d have to copy and paste the entire chapter for you to see them all. If you have a bible
I encourage you to read it yourself. Here is an online link from Biblegatway.com Ephesians 5. 🙂