I find myself sitting here looking at the screen asking "Where do I begin?"
My template is ready, has been for weeks, but why haven't I submitted my first post.
Could it be that the same insecurities that have had such a grip on me and pulled me deep into the shadows of life are trying their best to entangle me again? Hearing those silent whispers of "Why do you think you should do this?" "Who's gonna read this?" "What do you have to share really?", I have become frozen. Have I really done what the blog title states? Have I stepped out of the shadows and into the WORD?
So I sat here...hiding. Not wanting to place those first words on the screen. But God showed me it was
He who led me out of the shadows (OK maybe really more like gave me a swift kick out of the shadows, I can be a little stubborn sometimes). Why do I need to hide when He is The Light of the World and is shining His light for me?
One of my favorite passages is when Jesus proclaims He is the Light of the World. It was at the end of the Festival of the Booths and all the people around Jerusalem were packing their belongings to return home. Tents that dotted the hillside for the entire festival were now folded and the lanterns were being extinguished and just like when a party is over these days, the people had a sense of sadness about them. But Jesus steps forward and proclaims that He is the Light of the World.
So many times we rely on false lights to push the shadows away but once we meet The True Light not only are the shadows pushed away they stay away as we fix our gaze on Him!
Will you join me as we fix our gaze on Him and step out of the shadows and into His WORD?