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Let There Be Light

  • For you will light my lamp, Yahweh. My God will light up my darkness. For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect. Yahweh's word is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:28 WEB

    Total darkness is the complete absence of light. In scripture it is associated with gloom, despair, and terror as well as the normal meaning of no light. When you remove all light, what you are left with is darkness. Humans cannot distinguish color when it grows dark and as the light fades, colors become gray, and eventually black.

    One of the curses on Egypt was a darkness that could be felt. It was an oppressing, heavy, thick darkness, and no one even moved out of their spot for three days, but there was light in the houses of God's people (Exodus 10:22). This darkness was the complete absence of light.

    'Let there be light' was one of the first things that God did in Genesis (1:3). Jesus told the people: 'I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life' (John 8:12).

    Life is fragile. As people, we like to think that we have it all under control, but I have been on top of the world one day, and under it the next, feeling crushed.

    One phone call, and a darkness like this can settle over us, one that can be felt. The light of God's presence will drive away the darkness, just as turning on a light in a dark room. When the Lord lights your lamp, the darkness flees.

    If your life is in a dark place today, look to the Lord Jesus. When you cannot seem to move out of it, it is He who will bring the light into the darkness. He can meet you right where you are, and His light can drive away the darkness and restore the color to your world. Jesus is the answer.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I look to You today. Please bring Your light into my life and drive away the darkness. Fill me with Your presence, restore my hope, and give me a fresh vision for my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, if you would like to participate, Thursdays at our "Ladies in Distress" group is "Thankful Thursday"! You are invited to join in and share with the group about how God has blessed you! Here is the link Ladies in Distress


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

October 19, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you for the light :)

October 19, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 19, 2017
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Amen!  There has been a lot of darkness over me lately & this devotion seems just for me today!  Thank you Pastor!!!  

October 19, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord. 

October 19, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, thank you Lord!

October 19, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Amen hank you for the LIGHT

October 19, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 19, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

October 19, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I look to You today. Please bring Your light into my life and drive away the darkness. Fill me with Your presence, restore my hope, and give me a fresh vision for my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Father, thank you for restoring my hope! Please gift me with patience for the rest! Thank you for the victory that is coming our way! Amen! Thank you Pastor God bless

October 19, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,Jesus you are the light of the world.Thank you. I love and worship you.

October 19, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Very good! Exciting too realize this is true! All we have to do is turn too--Him! Amen.. Thanks Pastor!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 19, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen!!  Love the light, let’s live in the light, love in the light, grow in the light, read the Bible in the light!!  Have a great day all if you living in the light!! 

October 19, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I look to You today. Please bring Your light into my life and drive away the darkness. Fill me with Your presence, restore my hope, and give me a fresh vision for my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Thank you for this message of Hope!

October 19, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree! Amen <3

October 21, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Life is fragile. Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the reminder that I want to live every minute of this life in God's light! Fill me with Your presence, Lord, and drive away the darkness. Amen!

October 19, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! 

October 19, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

October 19, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen Lord,  that my path be lightened by Your light today and every day. In Jesus name I pray. 

October 19, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Oh Lord, please let your light shine on me, so others can see you in me, so others no longer see me, but only You, You are the light of the world! Amen!

October 19, 2017
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Yada Yah
Yada Yahedited: October 19, 2017

To the lady loved by God

October 19, 2017
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

October 19, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

October 19, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Love every word.  So I need a specialist for my Spinal Stenosis.  So I will pray..Lord, please light the way to the doctor You want me to have.  Thank You!

October 19, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Good stuff!  Heavenly Father I look to You today. Please bring Your light into my life and drive away the darkness. Fill me with Your presence, restore my hope, and give me a fresh vision for my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 20, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Jesus.....drive away this darkness and throw your light upon us!

Amen and Amen

How are you now Pastor?

October 20, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

I am feeling better. Whatever it was lasted about 3 days. Thank you Pranoti   :)

October 20, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Glad to know your well and pray that you won't get sick again throught the winter months. In Jesus, name. Amen!

October 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I look to You today. Please bring Your light into my life and drive away the darkness. Fill me with Your presence, restore my hope, and give me a fresh vision for my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)

October 21, 2017