“This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you: that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“I believe in the yin and yang of life.” Vera says with complete conviction. “After the year I have been through, I have accepted the fact that the evil somehow balances the good.” She loosens the leash of her dog so I can pet it.
“So, you think that there is such a thing as ‘too much’ of a good thing?” Stroking the silky mane of her Maltese, I look up at her.
“What do you mean, exactly?” She is perplexed.
“Would you eat a hamburger if I gave you one?” Vera curls her lip in disgust, shaking her head no. She is a purist when it comes to her body and everybody who has been out to lunch with her one time would know it.
“But, from what you say, it would only ‘balance’ you out. Won’t the bad nutrition bring out the ‘purity’ of the good stuff you have eaten earlier?”
“That is not how it works. It takes forever to clear your body from toxins. Why would I mess that up with all the hormones and saturated fat in a hamburger?” Her dog is my best friend now, resting on my lap.
Many people put more importance on their physical health than their spiritual health. Committing to a healthy spiritual life works the same way as committing to a healthy physical one.
God is light and His nature is all good. There is no darkness or evil in His nature. When we embrace evil, it is akin to allowing a deadly poison to leak into our lives.
When we do this, the light we do have becomes murky and dull. We start to become confused. This is the beginning of compromise, which will only lead to further confusion.
In my eyes, there is no such thing as ‘too much’ of a good thing. I want as much of the ‘good stuff’ as I can get!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
There is no darkness in the nature of who you are. There is so much of it in me. I do not want to embrace or be comfortable in the dark things that bring out the worst in me. I know the more I do this, the more I poison myself and corrupt my own thinking.
Lord, show me the dark places that I have ignored because they have become so much a part of me that I don’t even recognize them as bad for me anymore. Show me the areas of my life that your presence cannot abide in because I have not made it a comfortable place for you to stay.
Bless me with a heart that is always willing to embrace the truth that your light exposes, no matter how much work this will entail for me. I commit to not being complacent when it comes to the things that matter to you, as those are the only things that matter in the end. In Jesus’ precious name, for the glory of your light to shine through me clearly, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: 1 John 1:5
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan