Weekly Devotional: How to Live in the Light of Jesus

By Kennedy Lane

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

You may be going through a season of life where you feel stuck, you do not know where you are going or what you are doing with your life. Maybe you are just living through the routine day in and day out. If you feel stuck in darkness, and need to find the light of Jesus, here are some things that you can do.

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Stop Living in Routine

Stop doing the same thing every single day. Get out of your routine and do something new, whether it is going to a yoga class, or studying at a different coffee shop. Try doing something to shake up your normal routine. Get outside of your daily routine and do something that brings you more joy. Go out and spend time doing what you like and doing something for yourself and something that brings more light into your life.

“For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:20

Spend More Time with Others

Make an effort to spend more time with the people in your life that are important to you. Ask a good friend to meet up for coffee or call your mom on the phone and ask her how her day is. Surround yourself with the people that mean the most to you. These people will help bring you more joy and happiness. They will remind you of why they are important to you and bring light to your life.

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12

Spend More Time with God

If you are feeling down, in darkness and stuck in routine, spend time with the one who brings light. Spend time with God. You can do this in many different ways. One way is you can read your Bible, or start a devotional. Dive into God’s word directly and listen to what he has to say and be reminded of what God has planned for you. Another way you can do this is through worship. Put on some music and be still and praise God for the things he has given you and trust him in what he will do in the future. Lastly, pray. Pour your heart out to God. Give him everything that is on your mind and in your heart. He hears you and will listen to everything you have to say.

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” – Matthew 6:6

He Wants You to Be Happy

Choose to start every day with happiness. Try to look on the bright side of things and choose that you will be happy when you wake up in the morning. Look on the bright side of things and think of the little things that you are thankful for. God only wants good things for your life and wants you to be happy. Think of the things that God has given you that you are thankful for.

“But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” – 1 Peter 4:13

Live Life Like God Intended

The Lord created you in his image. He wants you to live a happy life and spread his light and joy to those around you and that is hard to do when you are stuck in darkness. Be a light to those around you and be happy with the life that God has given you. Live like God would want you to live and live for his glory.

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

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