Friday, January 11, 2008

A Milk And Honey Moment

At the end of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ television special Christmas at the Cathedral, Bishop Blake spoke about light. He challenged the audience to think about the significance of light, so I started to do just that. Consider with me:

• The first thing God created was light.
• Light was the first thing described as “good.”
• Light was created three days before the sun was created.
• Light has a specific purpose – to dispel the darkness.
• Jesus is called the Light of the world. (John 8:12, 9:5)
• Christians are called the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)
What amazing similarities I see!
• God created you.
• God created something good when He created you. (Ps 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. KJV)
• You had life as soon as sperm and egg came together – before anyone knew anything about you. (Ps 139:15-16 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. KJV)
• You were made with a specific purpose – to dispel darkness (Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. KJV)
• Your Savior is the Light of the world.
• You are like Him and are called to be the light of the world.

Matt 6:22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.” (NIV) To live a “light” life, keep looking to God, to that which is good. Everything God created was good (read Genesis, chapter 1), so to focus on God means you are focusing on the good around you that He created. Concentration on God means concentration on all that is good, and this brings light to your life. This week, let your milk & honey life moments be those in which you make a conscious effort to focus on at least one good thing a day. Give God the glory for the good He created.

Sharon Norris Elliott
Director of Sandy Cove Writer's Conference

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