Under a rock?
Thursday, December  9, 1999

   Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.
    -- John 3:20-21, New International Version

   What's the power behind your life?  One clear way to find out is to come to Jesus and ask him to search you and reveal anything spiritually unhealthy, anything unholy, in you.  Opening ourselves up to the light of his scrutiny, to the truth of his Light, gives us a remarkable sense of freedom.  We don't have anything to hide. Then God can do some truly remarkable things in us and through us because there are no distorted motives.

   Thank you God, for shining your light into my heart through your Son, the Light of the world.  Please gently reveal to me the areas of my weakness, my sinfulness, my duplicity, and my deception. I want to live purely before you and purely for you.  I humbly request this in the name of Jesus. Amen.