Daily D – Luke 11:36

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Luke 11:36  “If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” (NLT)

Are there dark corners in your life where God’s light is not permitted to shine? 

Asking for a friend.

Our senior English teacher, Mrs. Law, who was married to a Texas Highway Patrolman, laid down the Law on our first day of class. She told us our minds have many rooms. Many of those rooms remain unfurnished. What we read, learn, and watch decorates those rooms. We get to choose what adorns our minds. She encouraged us to choose wisely.

Not long after that, I was handed a booklet called _My Heart, Christ’s Home_ by Robert Boyd Munger. It too was concerned with what we allow to pass before our eyes and into our hearts and minds. 

Munger talked about those places that are off-limits to Jesus. You get the picture, right?

Let’s rephrase the question above: Is there any area in your heart and mind that is off-limits to Jesus? 

Is there an area of your life still in need of redemption? Or maybe in need of restoration? 

One of my favorite movie lines comes from Hook with Robin Williams as Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook. Hook is speaking to Peter Pan’s son about the ear piercing he is about to receive. He says, “Brace yourself, Lad, this is really going to hurt.”

Allowing Jesus to shine his light in the dark corners of your life may sound like it is really going to hurt. Instead, his illumination cleanses, forgives, and heals. It restores to original purpose. It empowers for productive and effective life. 

Mrs. Law, Mr. Munger, and Dr. Jesus would like you to experience something much more helpful than guilt and shame. They want you to experience grace, goodness, and soul renovation. Brace yourself, Lad or Lass; you are really going to experience wonder, beauty, and purpose. 

This is a good day to invite Jesus to light the way in every corner of your heart and mind.

I will invite Jesus to light up my life.

Our Father, I invite you to illumine me. Please drive the darkness out of my heart and mind. Fill me with your cleansing and renovating presence. Empower me to live a life that shines. Amen. 

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