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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Inspired by . . . Day 29: the realm of faith

 

This post is part of a 31 day series on JOY

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But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light,

we have fellowship one with another,

and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1John 1:7

 

This is one of my favorite scriptures. I love the idea of walking in the light. Even more, walking in the light with Him. There is much JOY and comfort to be had when we walk with our Lord and Savior.

If you’ve been a Christian for very long you know that our walk is not all sunshine and flowers, JOY and comfort. There are times when a strange dull grey seems to fall over our spiritual life.

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I’ve been there. It’s a difficult, lonely, even frightening, place to be.

Chambers suggests that God is working during these times when we seem to lose the lightheartedness and JOY of our first love. He says that, “God is taking the soul out of the realm of religious feeling and emotion into the realm of faith.”

I agree. I have always come out of these valleys with a deeper love for the things of God, and with less of a desire for the things of this world.  The artificial light of earthly blessings can’t compare to the Divine light cast by JOY in the realm of faith.

 

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If your world is a little grey right now, or a lot grey right now, I encourage you to stay in the Word.

It’s hard. And most days you won’t feel like it.

Read it anyway. Even if it’s just a verse.

His word is your anchor. It is your rock.

His word will see you through the darkness,

back to the JOY,

back to the Light!

 

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With JOY,

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Quotation taken from God’s Workmanship, © Discovery House Publishers

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4 comments:

  1. Amen! Great post and lovely photos!

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  2. That's lovely, and a reminder of what I need to hear while traversing the twisty turns of my present situation!

    As always, perfect timing...Amen, Sister!

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  3. I love this post, the lesson in it, and the photos and how the last one comes into focus. Brilliant. Go gently now, Amy

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  4. "I have always come out of these valleys with a deeper love for the things of God, and with less of a desire for the things of this world.

    Amen! Love this!

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