The night is nearly over, and the day is near; so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
- Romans 13:12
Just as we put on clothes every day, we must put on the armor of light every day, too.
By clothing ourselves with the armor of God and His light, we are in turn wrapping ourselves with Him!
By pushing away deeds of darkness and temptations of our flesh, we pull the light of Christ closer to us.
This enables us to live nearer to Him, thus allowing us to make better decisions, have clarity of mind, more peace and joy in our lives.
There is much darkness to be found in the world, but the light of the world lives in each and every follower of Christ.
This precious light that is Jesus, lives in you!
When you go out into the world, the beautiful yet powerful light of Jesus shines through you into the lives of others. You radiate the beacon of hope that people lost in the darkness so desperately yearn for! You become a living lighthouse that points others to Jesus.
As you practice clothing yourself with the armor of light, continue to make a daily effort to live close to God. Ask and thank Him for helping you become more aware of His loving and permeating presence in your life.
Even though we will see evil around the world, the light of Christ that lives in us will always be able to pierce the deepest darkness!
“Lord, thank you for helping me to continually put on your armor of light every day. Help me to say no to temptations and push away deeds of darkness so I may draw nearer to you. Jesus, may your precious light shine through me wherever I go!”
Today's devotional was written by Sarah Sherstad!
Sarah Sherstad is a writer, poet, storyteller, pop-culture nerd and lover of Jesus. Sarah is author of the book, Songs of The Secret Place and creator behind the blog, Authored By Fire.
She longs to be able to share with others the life-giving freedom that comes with having an intimate relationship with God and experiencing how loved they really are by Him.
When she’s not writing, you’ll find her with a good book or brainstorming her next story idea with some music playing in her ear.
You can connect with Sarah through her Instagrams, @saltylightsarah @authoredbyfire or her website, www.authoredbyfire.com