"If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth." 1 John 1:6 ESV
Runners World Magazine recently asked the question, "Could running in the dark be the secret to hitting a faster pace?"And while the answer to that wasn't totally clear, Angie Fifer, executive board member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology said that it was possible, "When you run at night, there is nothing to do but pay attention to your surroundings. It can make us more aware and focused, which provides a freeing sensation that can help us pick up the pace. Abandoned streets can also encourage you to unleash your inner speed."
And while running in the dark might have its' physical advantages, walking in the dark, spiritually speaking anyway, does not. In fact, the Bible tells us that, "If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth." In other words, if you and I claim to love the Lord, our lives will be reflecting it. Our sinful ways will have been put aside and the light of Christ will be shining through us. To live any other way then would only indicate our profession of faith to be a lie.
So today and every day, may we so diligently strive to focus on our relationship with the Lord that there would be no hypocrisy found within us - because, as Stephen Charnock writes, “It is a sad thing to be Christians at a supper, heathens in our shops, and devils in our closets."
Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing us to have fellowship with you. Help us to walk so closely by your side that we would always be in the light, avoiding the darkness, that others would come to know you by the way we live. It's in your precious name we pray Jesus. Amen.
In the light - Anthem lights