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lightYou deserve to have your life filled with LIGHT, JOY, and PEACE. But are you doing the things that increase light or diminish it?
Too many people are walking around in darkness at noonday. The darkness is either INVITED in or ALLOWED in. Either way, it has its effect.
We all want our lives to be peaceful, joyful and light-filled. Every good thing that invites and entices us to be better invites light into our lives.
Conversely, anything and everything that invites and entices us to be less than our best diminishes light.

Light VS Darkness

Light is associated with warmth, happiness, peace, goodness, and with God. And dark is associated with cold, evil and depression. So what are you going to choose? Light or dark? Well, I will choose for you this time.. we all want to have more light in our lives!

light-2Previously, I did a little meaningful experiment with my two children. We went to one of our bedrooms, we shut down the door and all the windows and the room was in massive darkness that we couldn’t even see our hands in front of us. I asked my children -can you see something?- and they answered – Yeah Mr. right how can we see anything in the dark!- and then I just switched on a little lighter and ‘boom’! Even just a tiny bit of light chases away the darkness. The darkness cannot overpower the light but the light has to be there.

Thus, I want to share a quick thought today about inviting and keeping the light in our lives. We all want the happiness, we want the peace, we want the goodness and so we have to invite light into our lives and be intentional about it.

Every time you and I do something good and we respond to the light of a good feeling, the light increases in our lives and we start to see more clearly.

I can feel a question blinking in your head right now! How can we invite the light into our lives so that every day we feel peaceful, we feel good and we shine, right?

The light doesn’t only bless our lives but it blesses everyone around us. We can shine for others and be that great influence. Like it says in Mathew:

“Let your light so shine that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.”

We want to have that positive influence and spread that warmth, that goodness and that love. So how we do it?

==>Start with love! Love yourself, love God, love the people around you and be filled with love.

==>Choose to respond in good ways. You are good, you are great and you are awesome therefore respond to that goodness in you. Try to spend time doing good things and you’ll see how your light will increase.

I find that when we waste time and we consistently do things that are pretty meaningless, the light starts to decrease and diminish. Likewise inviting dark things into your life. And Again, darkness can’t overpower light because light chases darkness and it will always conquer. But if we don’t feed the light and we consistently invite darkness -or allow darkness- then our light will be replaced with darkness. Hence, don’t allow or invite dark things come into your life. Like what? Like dark thoughts, dark feelings, dark conversations, dark music, dark movies…etc Even substances, anything of an addictive substance or anything that’s controlling your life is bringing darkness with it. Therefore, eliminate any dark things.

==>Relationships. You think how two people that are so absolutely in love when they get married they could end up so full of bitterness and hate. How could siblings who grew up together in love end up hating each other and never want to speak to each other. How’s that happened? Well, their light stat gradually decreases in their lives!

I am sure that after this, you don’t want to allow darkness come into your life in any way!

Let’s be filled with light, warmth, love and goodness so that it blesses our own lives and it blesses the lives of those around us as well.

REACH UPWARD!

Greg

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December 7, 2016
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