Monday, October 22, 2012

Changing Lightbulbs

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him, who called us by his own glory and godliness.  Through these he has given his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in this world caused by evil desires” 2 Peter 1:3-4.

About a year ago, I had my grandchildren for the night and had just gotten back with them from dinner.  When we pulled up to the house, I was reminded that the outside light had been burned out making it very dark for the little ones.  I asked them to wait on me, but instead they ran up ahead and into the dark.  My granddaughter Kherington tripped over a large rock and fell into a drain opening cutting her chin open.   Rushing her to the emergency room, I silently scolded myself for not changing the bulb.  She could have escaped this experience if I would have just spent a few minutes replacing the light.  Electricity and light is a wonderful source for which we benefit from if we will do our part in connecting with the source. 

Our power Source has everything in life that we will require.  We can participate in that Source by plugging into His divinity, getting the benefits from His power and knowledge.   When we become an active participant in every aspect of our lives we can claim all of the promises.  To be a participant or a part of something means to represent and act on behalf of a greater something or someone.  We stand on solid promises that whatever aspect of life we are experiencing we can escape the temptation to act out of our emotions.  We can act out of God’s character or we can act out of our hurts and fears.  Through participating in one, we escape the other. 

When we are plugged into our flesh, we escape the peace, joy and forgiveness that can be ours in all situations.  When we are plugged into the Spirit, we escape the right to judge, the bitterness and the fears.  We can be screwed into the Source of power lighting our path or we can run up ahead in the darkness.  God has already called each of us out of the darkness into His wonderful light the day He chose us as His children. 

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” 1 Peter 2:9.

Don’t forget to the change your spiritual bulbs before they burn out!

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