Thankfulness Day 4: The Lighted Pathway

Today’s verses from 1 John 1:5-7 cause our hearts and minds to lean in to Jesus with thanksgiving. “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

These verses hold a promise from God: walking with Jesus puts us in fellowship with one another, brings purity from sin and places us on a lighted pathway in life. The light Jesus brings to our life shows us His truth and helps us to live in harmony with one another. Who doesn’t want to live without strife and turmoil in their relationships? Who doesn’t want to be clean, pure and presented holy before Holy God? Who doesn’t want to know that Jesus brings us harmony, peace, and assurance, so our lives can be stable and grounded when trials or troubles come? We do not live in a protected bubble but in a sin-filled world. Sin and its temptations are always around us and seek to lead us from the pathway of truth that we find in Jesus and His Word. Entanglements are Satan’s specialty as he seeks to keep us from the peace God truly desires for our lives.

I give thanks today for His light in my life, the purity that comes from knowing Jesus and His guidance. I can stand firmly rooted in God’s promises and His Word of truth. No doubting! God’s Word is true and Jesus is our Savior. Let Him shine His light of truth into your heart, your relationships and your future as you seek Him today with a heart of thanksgiving.

Linda

One thought on “Thankfulness Day 4: The Lighted Pathway

  1. Zašto djeca umiru je posebno teško pitanje. I koliko god nama to teško bilo prihvatiti, odgovor je: da im Bog skrati muke i oslobodi ih križa. U Raju ih čeka puno bolji i ljepši život od života kojeg bi ovdje na Zemlji ikada mogli voditi.
    Zašto Bog dopušta patnju roditelja takve djece je jednako tako teško pitanje i koliko god to bilo teško prihvatiti odgovor je: da roditelje potakne na to da Mu se dodatno približe i spase se. “Doista, gdje ti je blago, ondje će ti biti i srce.” Roditelji čija su djeca u Nebu..i dio njihova srca je već u Nebu.
    Why children die is a particularly difficult question. And as difficult as it may be for us to accept, the answer is: may God shorten their suffering and free them from the cross. In Paradise, a much better and more beautiful life awaits them than the life they could ever lead here on Earth.
    Why God allows the suffering of the parents of such children is an equally difficult question, and as difficult as it may be to accept, the answer is: to encourage parents to draw closer to Him and be saved. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Parents whose children are in Heaven … and part of their heart is already in Heaven. When translated, I totally agree with your last statement- parents who have lost children do indeed have part of their heart already in heaven. All we can do is trust in God’s Sovereignty and know He can use all things that happen in our lives for His good and our glory. Romans 8:28

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