His Light from Inside
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
─ John 8:12 ESV
Mike and Cammie repainted almost every interior wall in their new home. One morning while blow drying her hair, Cammie looked out from her bathroom door to the hallway and noticed the hallway paint color looked gray rather than the peanut butter color she had painted it. She put down the blow dryer and walked into the bedroom to get a better look.
After she opened the blinds, she realized her perception of color was all about the light, or lack of it, coming through the hallway and intersecting with the light from the bathroom.
Light affects the perception of color in a room, just as the light of Christ in us affects the perception of what others see in us. In John 8:12, Jesus declared Himself the light of the world. He promised anyone who followed Him would no longer walk in darkness but experience the light of life.
When you choose to follow Christ, your focus should constantly be on Him. His life and light flows to you and through you. It’s all about His light inside of you. Let His light shine.
Today’s One Thing
What is something you think about that shifts your focus off Jesus as you follow Him? Search for what the Bible says about that topic. Choose three scriptures that encourage you to shift your focus back to Jesus when you think about that topic. Place those scriptures in a place where you can refer to them throughout the day.