Daily Devotionals

December 02

Live in the Light

Gloria Copeland
The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light. Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day; not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery...not in quarreling and jealousy. But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh....

In this day and hour we need God’s blessing more than ever. As believers, we need to be walking in our full inheritance, because this age is about to be brought to a close. It’s time for us to wake up. It’s time we quit allowing the devil to darken our homes, our businesses, our churches and our individual lives with strife and envy. It’s time we started living in the light!

You may be thinking, That’s easier said than done!

I know. But you can do it.

Learn to watch over yourself. Pay attention to your state of mind. When you find yourself depressed or downcast, don’t just ignore those feelings. Think back. Ask yourself, What started this downturn?

You may realize that a particular situation sparked feelings of aggravation, jealousy or strife within you. If so, look at that situation through the eyes of God and then talk to it (see Mark 11:23).

Say, “That situation has no power over me. I refuse to allow it to bring envy and strife into my life. I yield to the forces of love and joy within me.”

Then just start praising God. Sing a song. Put on a tape that will lift you up, and force yourself to sing along. Before long, the love of God will be bubbling up out of your heart again and you’ll be singing from a pure heart.

The coming of Jesus is near at hand. We want Him to find us standing tall in the spirit—full of love, faith and power—walking in the victory Jesus bought for us.

We want Him to find us living in the light!

Speak the Word

I put on the full armor of light. I live and conduct myself honorably and becomingly as in the open light of day. (Romans 13:12-13, amp)

Scripture Study: Proverbs 10:12, 14:30, 20:3

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