But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
Woohoo! This verse excites me so much!
Well, if we choose to WALK in the light, which is the bright, shining Truth of who God is, who He is TO US, along with the saving grace of the Son, Jesus Christ, then we WALK in the Goodness of God’s characteristics!
What are God‘s characteristics? Think of the Fruit of the Spirit – which according to Galatians is…
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Oh my, I LOVE those!
And oh how I would love to possess those characteristics!
How about you?
Well, if we choose to WALK in the Goodness of God’s characteristics, each one of those beauties takes root in our heart and mind and becomes part of who we are.
Oh, yes please!
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
So, then, as our hearts and minds become transformed, renewed, made new, the beautiful, grace-filled love of God, which is “good and acceptable and perfect” fills us, giving us the power to love as He loves – fully and without exception. And when we love this way, fully and without exception, we are employing each of the Fruits of the Spirit. Wow, I love how God works!
When we purposefully choose to WALK in the light, we are able to tap into His grace-filled love, now within us, which enables us to have true and real fellowship with one another, without prejudice and judgment, the way our Creator does, and designed us to do also.
Ooooooooh, my, my, my, doesn’t that sound ever so good?!?
Oh how I long to have real fellowship with others! Total, look-me-in-the-eye, be real with me, no game playing, authentic fellowship! Without societal judgments of race, politics, fashion, wealth, beauty, popularity, or whatever the latest craze is.
Out and out true caring for one another.
Yes, that sounds so good!
How about you – do you long for true fellowship with others? Do you long for someone to just be real with you, to see you for who you are? Do you long to be able to love others, completely and wholly, with no thought for race, wealth, religious or political views, beauty or popularity? Do you long to get along with others and for others to just get along with each other?
Well, if you do, then let’s WALK IN THE LIGHT together!
Let’s choose to have faith and accept God for the Truth of who He is, apply the redeeming grace Jesus bought for us on the cross to our hearts, ask God to help us, and then step into that beautiful, grace-filled love and life giving light! Woohoo! Let’s go! Let’s be #lightwalkers together!
Are you a #LightWalker? Let me know in the comments below ❤
Love, light, and blessings to you all,