Waking up this morning, I already knew the latest news thanks to WH who whispered it in my ear as he went to work early this morning. It wasn’t good.
I choose this morning to start my day with my Advent reading for the day, no TV, no News feeds, just GODs Word. I knew I would find comfort there. This morning my Advent reading was from 1 John.
We write this to make our joy complete.
This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: GOD is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood and JESUS, His Son, purifies us from all sin ~ 1John1:4-7
At first I didn’t know what to think, what to take away from this reading. Other than the message I had been receiving time and time again while doing this Advent study, that GODs light shines in my life and doesn’t let the evil one with his negative self talk have a place to dwell in me anymore.
Which is for me a great way to end a tough couple of years as I have battled negative self talk and the resulting anxiety. But as I sat and did some journaling (pictures to come when I do my weekly round-up), then went along with the rest of my day, I realised that darkness and evil tried to take hold of this country over the last 24hrs.
Fear and unknown tried to sweep across the nation & change people. The events of the last 24hrs have certainly changed people, changed me.
Darkness isn’t a thing it is a lack of something, light.
GOD is light
With GOD in my life, darkness doesn’t have a place. Fear of the darkness doesn’t exist.
In GOD I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me? ~Psalm56:11
Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path ~Psalm119:105
Instead of focusing on what someone tried to do I’m going to continue to turn to GOD and focus on what He did do for me and the whole world. Send His Son to die on the cross so that I can be forgiven and purified of my sins & have a relationship with my Heavenly Father in which His light dwells inside of me.
Pray that those of you who are also reading the bible through advent are enjoying your journeys.