Choices at the Crossroads
I Was Blind ... Now, I See

Stepping in the Light

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"We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life-- this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us-- we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete."

"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin."

"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.ship of light and vision as the blood of Jesus washes away our darkness of sin." - 1 John 1:1-10 (NRSV)

The original prayer walk is walking in the constant, brilliant, and abiding light of the One Who is the Truth. 

It is a grace -walk whereby our sins are cleansed. 

It is a truth -walk where we deal honestly with our shortcomings. 

It is a light- walk where we need not stumble or grope for guidance.

In the natural world, vision requires light and light brings awareness of what is in focus as well as peripheral objects. 

So it is in the spiritual realm as we walk in the light of Christ. 

He is our focus and His vision is our view of the past, present, and future.  But we also become aware of those around us in more than a casual way. 

We enter a partnership of light and vision as the blood of Jesus washes away our darkness of sin. 

All barriers that existed in the darkness are made moot in the liberating vision of light. 

There is no denial; there are no secrets.  As we deal honestly with God, ourselves, and others, we can embrace His vision.

 

 

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