Ephesians 5:11-16 NIV
Ephesians 5:11-16 MSG
The things that we are unwilling to share with others are the deeds of darkness. God is always calling us into the light. That means that He is calling us to share the happenings of our days and thoughts with others so that we may be fruitful.
The world would have us distracted by what those that are disobedient do and by the things we think should be kept under cover. Whether we use others as justification for our own actions or our own obedience as a source of pride in our own walk.
We must be careful of the snares left out by the enemy. Just as much as we are striving to obey God we must also be cognizant of not casting condemnation on others. Being in constant awareness of how we are living is paramount for knowing we are being obedient.
It is through our obedience that we are able to make the most of every opportunity God gives us. Our entire lives are being worked for our good (Romans 8:28). Let’s take a meaningful part in that work by noticing how we and others are living, not just with our actions, but also with our words.
Considerations for your planner:
- Are there parts of your life you would not and do not share with others? Write them down and pray for the strength to bring them to the light.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Father, Thank You for keeping us honest in all our ways. We want to be elevated to Your ways and thoughts. Help us to recognize the things we are keeping in the dark. Give us the strength to bring them to the light. Likewise, help us to be a soft place where others can share their dark spaces so that healing can begin. Let us not be consumed by our own self righteousness that we are unable to be the light in someone else's life. Amen.
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