God is Light
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (I John 1:5 KJV)
Nothing evil can come from God. God is Love. God is Light. God is Good. Because of the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, we live in a world that possesses the knowledge and manifestation of both good and evil…Yet; evil is NOT of God…It is not God who moves upon a man’s heart and spirit to bring forth evil acts of violence, unkindness, hate, malice, or harm…It is the direct influence of God’s enemy, Satan.
Back in the 70’s there was a popular TV actor who coined the phrase, “The Devil made me do it.” In many ways he was right. The Devil does influence bad judgment and wrongful actions on our part. But, he doesn’t “make” us do them. Satan only plants such evil thoughts into our hearts and mind, but we decide whether or not to act upon them. I once heard a young lady say, “Well, if you’re going to think it, you might as well do it!” What a dreadful thought! Thankfully, I had the opportunity to share some insight regarding her dangerous philosophy. I explained to her that she could sit around all day long thinking about and pondering planting a garden. In her mind and thoughts, she could clear the area, plow the area, and even plant seeds in the area. But, she would NEVER reap a harvest! To reap a harvest, she would actually have to perform the needed tasks; not just “think” about them. Fortunately, she agreed with my words of insight. As children of God, we must learn to discern thoughts of “darkness” from thoughts of “light.” How do we do that? By knowing God’s Word…If our thoughts do not line up with God’s word, then they are not from God…
God’s Word is a LIGHT unto our path. The more we know God’s word, the more our pathway is illuminated; for God’s ways are not hid from us…There is no darkness at all in God…(no evil).
Today, you may be in need of guidance or direction…Just remember, you never have to walk in darkness when you are walking with God…God’s Path can always be found when measured by His Word…
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author