We were once lost in darkness,
now are lavished in His light;
therefore live as His children,
steer clear of the deeds of night.
Focus on the fruit of day,
full of good and truth and right;
expose the deeds of darkness,
get caught not in evil’s plight.
Everything that is hidden,
will be visible one day;
so we need be wise in life,
and use care with what we say.
Make the most of each new day,
and understand the Lord’s will;
don’t give in to drunkenness,
instead, seek His Spirit’s fill.
Speak to each other, sweet words,
that encourage weary hearts;
sing and make music to God,
for our everyday fresh start.
(Responding to Ephesians 5:8-20)
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your loving light comes and dwells in us, not when we are “good enough”, but whenever we choose to invite You in. Thank You that You do not call the “qualified”, but You qualify the called. (all who trust in You!) Forgive us for allowing our focus anywhere other than You, and help us to expose anything hidden in our hearts so that You may bring healing. Help us to heed the wisdom and warnings You provide, and may we make the most of each moment we are given. May our words and deeds demonstrate Your great love to those who are lacking, and may many come to live in Your light as a result. All glory and honor to You, God. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
See also, Let it Shine