Daily Delight

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The moon is marked as beautiful, yet it does not do a thing. It does not create light on its own. It is made beautiful when the light from the sun shines on its face. It is the light touching the moon that gives it its radiance.

When Paul prays for the church in Ephesus, he prays that they may be strengthened with power through His spirit in [their] inner being (Ephesians 3:16 TNIV). The Holy Spirit is alive and active within us, thus allowing light to come from within. While the moon is simply a reflector, the Lord allows His children to be much more. He gives us His Spirit, which strengthens us from within. Not only does He allow us to reflect His light when we look to Him, but He also lets His glory flow from our inner being. Just like the moon, we do not need to do a thing. We cannot create this light or do anything to earn it. We simply accept it.

It is evident to see light reflected from the moon, but what does it look like for light to come from the inner being of one of Christ’s disciples? What is spiritual light, or what does that truly look like? It is easy to use analogies for how our walk with Christ should look, but eventually we get lost in the theory to where we forget the practical application.

Paul explains it plainly in Galatians 5. He says that those living in the spirit, those pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ, will have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. It is as simple as that. The “light” inside of us produces each one of these things collectively. We can try our best to have more patience or be more loving to others, but we will eventually dry up. If we tune into the Spirit inside we will have rivers of living water flowing from within (John 7:38 TNIV). Rivers of living water are waiting. We simply need to jump into the stream, give up our control, and let the Lord being to work in our inner being. 


About the Author

Emily Watson≫ ≫Emily is a student at Oklahoma State University eagerly seeking the Creator and Savior of her soul. She is an avid lover of mornings, the golden hour, fresh flowers, coffee with cream, books, and quality time. You will often find her with a camera around her neck and a willingness to engage with others. The Lord continues to show her more and more of His glory and grace through the man made lens, which then spurs on her writing. You can see more of Emily’s photography and devotional writings at ewatsphotography.com.


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