He Lights My Way
By Cathy Irvin
While praying recently, I heard a word that has stood out in my
mind. It is the word expose.
Remember when Saddam Hussein was captured? He was exposed. He
thought he could hide, but he was found. Someone discovered his
hiding place and turned him over to the troops. Unbelievably,
he was in a hole, a dark underground place. Where did Osama bin
Laden run to? It was said that one place was to the caves in the
mountains. Evil always flaunts itself for a while and then retreats
back into the darkness.
Once we lived in that place of darkness until Jesus found
us. He called out to us and said: “Come out from among
them and be ye separate.” (2 Corinthians 6:17, KJV)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy
nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the
praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful
light. (1 Peter 2:9, NIV)
If someone is in sin, he or she usually doesn’t flaunt
it, especially if others are disapproving of it. Instead, that
person will do it in secret where no one can see. The only time
an individual might mention the sin is when the Holy Spirit is
convicting him or her.
God gives second chances so that we can turn from our wicked
ways and be restored into a right relationship with Him. He shines
that light in the hearts of mankind and gently tries to woo the
wayward soul back to Himself.
As I look back and remember being out in the world more than
35 years ago, I realize that it never had anything to offer me.
I was glad for that searchlight from heaven that found me. It
was like a lighthouse that shone a light around me that I might
clearly see. The Word of God tells us we were blinded to the truth
until we heard the message that God loved us and offered us new
Now that I live for the Lord, I pray that everyone will understand
that living in Christ is where you can hide – in that secret
place under the shadow of His wings (Psalm 1). We are not to live
in the darkness. That is a life of deceit where evil abounds.
Imagine a world without daylight. The plants around you would
die. We, too, would be sickly and would not have healthy skin.
We would be filled with gloom and despair. There is something
about seeing the sunrise, about experiencing the warmth of the
sun, and about feeling a light rain shower in the middle of the
afternoon that is so refreshing. If the sky is dark, and there
is thundering and lightning, well, that would be a different story.
We would want to run inside where it is bright, warm, and dry.
Spiritually, you need to come into the light, which is Christ
Jesus, where there is life, love, a future, and a hope. Come into
the Light! You will be glad you did.
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Cathy Irvin authored well over 50 Devotions for CBN over three decades where she served the Lord Jesus Christ at the Christian Broadcasting Network. Cathy loved telling stories and glorifying God in all that she did. On December 16, 2011, Cathy left this earthly dwelling to take up residence in the dwelling prepared for her in Heaven. Her Devotions minister with love and truth.
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