Tag Archives: Light of the world

The Believers Life

The Light of Jesus

The probing light of Jesus shines in my heart today
It dispels all the darkness and drives my doubt away
My faith is lifted upward as in His name I pray
I do not have to worry for His light is here to stay

The searching light of Jesus is in my soul today
It seeks out all my hidden thoughts and washes them away
When I turn towards His light I am more apt to obey
Then all my secrets vanish as the light is here to stay

The guiding light of Jesus is on my mind today
I know that I must watch as His word will lead the way
The lamp He leads me with will nit let me go astray
Because I know His pathway is where I want to stay

The brilliant light of Jesus displays it’s strength today
He shows up in my weakness when I take time to pray
His power overwhelms me as I struggle to obey
He comes in like a flood and then He’s here to stay

I will worship Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength
Because He sheds His light on me I follow in His way
I could not live without Him every single day
So under His anointed light I will always stay

And God said “Let there be Light, and there was Light.” This was on the first day of creation. There was day and night and it was the first day. The odd thing is that on the 4th day He created the sun, moon and stars. But isn’t it the Sun that lights the day? So what is this Light that separated the day from the night on the first day? This Light is the Word, the Truth of God. It separates light from darkness, good from evil, and sin from righteousness. It divides the soul and the spirit of man. Our soul might desire one thing, but the Light comes in and says we should do another. This is the Light
that Jesus says He is. He says He is the Light of the world. His light shines brightly on all we do, revealing the inner thoughts and intents of the heart. His Light cannot be dispelled by any darkness. His Light is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. I need His Light to constantly shine into my life so that I can see who I really am. Only He can shed light on that inner man. I shut him up in darkness, behind a door. Jesus stands at the door and knocks, hoping to let His Light shine in that closed, dark room. That is the only way my sin, my darkness, can be dispelled.

How much darkness is in your life today? How many rooms have you closed off to Him. Let His Light shine into all your inner chambers, bringing with it the freedom that only Christ can bring. Then you will find true peace and joy. Then you will experience the love of Christ as it is meant to be.

1 John 1:7
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Shine On Me

I’ve lost control. I am undone
Can’t fight the fight you already won

I put my faith in you alone
My God, my strength. Your light has shone

Shine on me to show me who I am
Shine on me to show my heart to me
Shine on me I do not know myself
Let me see who I should be

I lift my hands to give you praise
I cry Oh, Lord I need your grace

The light has come. The light has come
Into my heart. He overcomes
In all my sorrow and my shame
I fully trust in Jesus name

Shine on me to show me who I am
Shine on me to show my heart to me
Shine on me I do not know myself
Let me see who I should be

Shine, Jesus, shine
Search my heart, oh God
Shine Jesus, shine
Show me who I am

I love to walk early in the morning. It is quiet, there are no cars around and no one else is walking or running on the bike path on town. I can walk, raising my hands and singing along with my worship music and no one will hear me except God. It’s my quiet time alone with Him. Often this is when He speaks to me the words I put in my songs and poems. Other times, he speaks to me when I first get up in the morning. When the light hits my eyes and dispels the darkness in my bedroom, I am ready to sit down on my computer and type out His words. It is at this time I realize He has knees again brought the light of His Word into my heart and searched me. He ahs brought me to my knees once again as he has shown me who I really am. I am a sinner standing before the God of the universe, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I have no right to be in His court because I have been walking in darkness. His court is full if light. There are no shadows, which seems odd to me. But then I realize that the shadows of my past sins are gone. They are no more. He has taken them away and I am standing in His pure light. There is no darkness at all. So I lift my hands to worship Him because he has brought me out of the darkness into His glorious light. I am a free man!

1 John 1:7 King James Version
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Come to The Lamb of God

Come to the Living Water
To satisfy your soul
Fills your hearts desire
Makes your Spirit whole

Come to the Bread of Life
A new supply each day
He’ll fill your every longing
When His will you obey

Come to the Light of the World
The darkness disappears
Your path is laid before you
His light dispels your fears

Come to the Lamb of God
Who was crucified for you
He took away your sins
He granted life brand new

Come to the King of Kings
Seated on His throne
Crowned with royal majesty
Worship Him alone

Come to the Lord of Lords
Make Him Lord of your life
Give Him all praise and honor
Your life a sacrifice

So often I am weak and burdened by the cares of this world.  It seems they are always thee, pestering me and robbing the time I would rather spend with my God.  Household chores, caring for the dog, getting in my exercise, eating (of course) and my workload, plus my writing, all take me away into a place where I walk alone a good part of the time.  I feel burdened to get these things done.

But Jesus said to come to Him if we are weak and heavy laden and He will give me rest.  He will satisfy my soul.  Just a few minutes with Him each day refreshes me.  My time in the morning, listening to worship and writing these meditations brings my mind and heart to Him. I am once again reminded that coming to Him is an essential part of my day and I am glad I took the time, made the time, to be in His presence.

Matthew 11:28-30  King James Version

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Plant The Seeds

I wish I could speak to myself when I was just a child
When innocence was bliss and my thoughts were not too wild
I wish when I was a teen I knew what I know now
Instead of becoming a hippie and letting my hair grow down

I wish when I entered my twenties I would have been a grown up
Instead of listening to friends and think drugs were enough
I wish I could go back there with the lessons I have learned
I think that life would be different today if the alcohol I‘d spurned

My life has been shaped by these things and made me the man I am
It drove me to my knees so I would call to the great “I AM”
He brought me out of that darkness and into His glorious light
Now I know the struggles of man and can understand His plight

You see life is all a lesson that will teach us of ourselves
Then we can help out others who do not know themselves
Their heart is aching inside and they know not what they need
The emptiness inside will surely change with just one seed

The seed of faith we plant in the heart of those we know
Will one day break on through and start the heart to grow
Some will water, some will weed to help that seed produce
Until it becomes mature and a new life is introduced

All of us can plant those seeds and help our neighbors out
Out of the miry clay and into life that’s come about
Make sure that you are walking in Jesus Christ alone
Then you’ll become a light that shines and brings His children home

It is impossible to change our past, or anyone else’s for that matter. We can pine away all we want and it won’t change one second of what has happened days, months and years ago. Every work spoken and deed done has been written on the minds of those affected and there is nothing we can do to erase it or make it go away. However, all of life’s trials and test, the misery and doubt, the failure and heartache has all come to this moment in time to shape us and mold us into the person that we are. If we had a time machine and could change just one minute of our past, we would not have the same wisdom and insight into life that we have today. We are uniquely qualified to help others in the areas where we have been tested. If we have Jesus Christ as Savior, that qualification enables us to minister to others with our words and deeds on a daily basis.

Don’t waste the precious time that you have on this earth. Make the mist of it. Be a light that shines on everyone you come in contact with. Give a smile, say a kind words, do a helpful deed and pray for those in need. You can change the path of someone, just like the seeds planted by my friends changed my path. Be a difference maker!
Matthew 5:16 King James Version
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

A Single Ray of Light

A single ray of light
Piercing through the night
Bringing on the day
Darkness fades away
Glorious in splendor
Brining sighs of wonder
Oh how I await
That first assuring ray

A single ray of light
Giving me my sight
God’s own holy word
Piercing like a sword
My soul is cleansed each day
His word provides the way
Let it shine so bright
That single ray of light

Oh Lord I need the light
It brings me pure delight
To read the truth each day
To follow in your ways
Please burn within my heart
That each day I will start
By bringing into sight
A single ray of light

 

You Are My Light

You are my Light
You shine into the darkness of my soul
Showing me the error of my ways
Shedding your brilliance on my plight
Revealing to me my hidden desires
The desires of my deceitful heart
I have trusted in my heart
It tells me all is well
My heart tells me I am a good man
The blood pumping organ that brings life to my body
Providing nourishment to my cells
Keeping everything going
Everything running
Is true and faithful to my physical body
My heart will always do everything it can
To make the provisions needed for my well being
Physically
But not spiritually
Spiritually my heart does not reveal my sin
It hides it in darkness
Until the light of Jesus shines in
Revealing my sin
This light only comes when I ask
When the Holy Spirit convicts me of sin
Then the Light comes in
The Light that is Jesus
The Light that opens up the dark places
The Light that allows me to see myself as I am
A sinner in need of Salvation
Shine you’re light into my heart Lord
Shine it every day
Reveal every dark place
Every hidden sin
Every wicked way
So that I might truly repent
Not from my intellect and what I know
But by what you reveal to me
I do not want to be intellectually saved
I want to be cleansed completely
Washed with the blood of the Lamb
Free from all sin
All iniquity
Only your Light can do that
So shine your Light into my soul
For you are my Light

Open Me

Open me up Lord so others may see
The love that you’ve placed inside of me
Open my heart and mind and soul
That I may show joy to young and old

Open my eyes to see the pain
That others are facing again and again
Open me up Lord to let you shine
The light of the world for all of time

Open me heart Lord to help the lost
To let them known that you paid the cost
Open my mind to understand
What words it will take to reveal your plan

I want to be open to follow your way
I need to be open to your will today
I vow to be open to others in need
I promised to love them in word and deed

Open me. Open me. Open me Lord
Open me up to witness for you
Open me up to touch those for you
Open me up as a light for you
Open me Lord. Open me for you