Wednesday, June 13, 2012

There Will Be Shadows by Andrea Beam

“Keep your eyes on the Son and you will not see the shadows!” 

I read this online today. It is a nice thought. Unfortunately, it could not be further from the truth. 

It's a common misconception that once you become a Christian, your life will be relatively easy. Smooth.

The truth is, the longer you keep your eyes on the Son, the closer you get to Him. The closer you get to him, the more threatening you become to His enemy.
Satan's number one goal is to see how many shadows he can paint on the walls of our lives. Just like our own, his shadows appear in different shapes and sizes:
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Idolatry
  • Bankruptcy
  • Pornography
  • Adultery 
  • Just to name a few.
While the Christian life IS an abundant life, God doesn't promise that all of our days on earth will be bright and warm. No matter how long we "keep our eyes on the Son," there will always be shadows. Our goal as Christians is not to avoid the dark spots, but rather trust that God will deliver us through them. 

Without the sun, shadows would not appear. The same is true in our Christian life...Satan isn't going to bother casting shadows on those who are not standing in the Son. 

But the good news is this: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1:5 (NLT)

If you are facing darkness right now, continue your journey in the Light. I promise, the shadows will eventually fade!

Lord, we thank you for your light. Help us to walk in it DAILY! 

Andrea is a resident of South Carolina. In addition to writing devotions and blogging, she enjoys writing articles, inspirational stories and poetry. Please visit her website, Andreas Blog Thoughts.


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1 comment:

  1. Such an encouraging read, Andrea. One to internalize and be thankful for. Love this sentence: Satan isn't going to bother casting shadows on those who are not standing in the Son.



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