FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20
Light and dark are important themes in the Bible. It is the perfect description of how good and evil interact with each other. Neither can exist where the other does. One banishes the other. One reveals while the other conceals. The truth is that we like the benefits of both. We like how light can guide us, and reveal things to us. But we also enjoy how we can keep certain parts of our lives, and thoughts, in darkness, out of sight and out of the reach of others and God.
This is what Jesus is talking about in this verse. In order for us to be forgiven, we must be willing to take the evil things of our lives out of the darkness and reveal them to God. We do this by confessing our sins to God thus exposing them. Contrarily, it is the things which we keep in the darkness that pull us away from God, because He is light, and darkness and light cannot co-exist. It is only as we confess our sins that we come to live in the full light and love of God.
- Praise God for who He is
- Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
- Allow His Spirit to draw you near
- Listen as He speaks to you
- Pray that God brings to light the areas of darkness in our lives
- Pray that God helps us to fill our lives with light and banish darkness
- Thank God for hearing you
- Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will
What’s happening around us?
Marillac Place is a shelter for young mothers (16-25 yr) who are homeless or at risk of losing custody or have lost custody of their child. Mothers can reside at Marillac Place for up to 12 months and receive 24 hour support and guidance, goal planning and life skill training. Volunteers enhance the mission of Marillac Place through direct and indirect service to the children and young mothers. Opportunities include: maintenance volunteer, evening childcare, tutoring volunteer, bingo ticket sellers. Group volunteers are also welcome for specific programs or fundraising activities.