December 11, 2020

Bob Maas
“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
Psalm 139:11
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’.”
John 8:12

When I want something, thinking it will bring me pleasure, it doesn’t take long after I get it that I discover it wasn’t able to give me the gratification for which I was seeking. This is a recurring scenario every time I look to anything other than the Lord for my delight. He made me for His pleasure and it is only when I am content in His presence that I am able to experience lasting happiness. No matter what my situation is, if I am not aware of Him, I am vulnerable to all kinds of negative thoughts that annoy, frustrate or irritate me. When I am consciously thinking about Him and His Kingdom, I realize that, no matter what the circumstances are, awareness of His presence always brings me peace and joy. The fellowship I enjoy with Him is a continuous light that shines in the darkest condition.