Children Of Light:
Children of light: The name ‘children of Light’ doesn’t mean that they are exempted from the problems of this life. Inasmuch as one lives under the face of the sun, there’s no way one can be excluded from life requirements. What differentiates people who are under the influence of the Light is their manner of approach in life issues. The approach issues of this life based on their knowledge of God as their sufficiency. Apostle Paul’s puts this way to his audience in Corinthians.
“Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”
2 Corinthians 3:4-5
When a situation crops up in the life of the children of the Light, they don’t run from pillar to post. That is they don’t scamper around or get disconcerted by the situation. However, this does not mean that they do not have feelings. Of course they do because all humans feel pain. But the attitude towards that pain is the subject here.
The assurance of what the power of God can do in their lives is settled in their hearts and this grants them peace of mind. Though there’s pain or an effect from the situation but with peace in their minds, they are not moved. For the children of the Light, situations don’t dictate the pace for them. The inner strength that is built up by the Word of God stored in them engineers their joy and happiness. The presence of this joy causes them to prevail in any situation that crop up.
Children of Light and the World:
They understand that the world and its events or situations are nothing but a phase that will come and go. To them, it is preposterous therefore, for one to become an alarmist over a situation that is not constant. The situations are not eternal; it is only God and His Word that are constant and eternal. As a result God and His Word are reliable and trustworthy in any prevailing situation.
These facts are enshrined in them. That is why it appears as if they don’t feel the pains of the situation they are in. Because of this awareness in them, they don’t look for the solution for any situation from outside the box. They understand that whatever might be the case, there is an innate force residing in them. This innate force is because of their spiritual inclination on God. There is no way an outside force can bring solution to the chaos and noise of any prevailing situation. Rather the power within has the audacity to put to rest all the buzzing noise and effect of the hurly-burly in one’s life.
The psalmist puts it better in the quotation below:
“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
The children of the Light do not rightly depend on how much they can work hard in a day. The life of the children of the Light is in direct proportion to the amount of grace they have received. Also how much they can grasp the opportunities that the grace presents to them.
The Grace Of God Empowers The Children Of Light:
This implies that they should have a working understanding of what grace is and how to make use of it. The knowledge of this very fact will help them in order to satisfy their needs. This they can do by fine-tuning their spiritual antenna and position it in the right direct.
Of course this has to do with their acquaintance with the Word and voice of God. Nevertheless, I agree that it is not as easy as said. The important thing to note is that our obedience to the Word of God and our participation in the activities of God’s work will help unfold greater opportunities to us. And as a result enhance our abilities in this direction.
With this understanding, the children of the Light do not brood over a situation. And begin to map out some gimmicks on how to arrest it. Their lives are being piloted by the unfolding events that are aligned with the promises of God for them as stipulated in the Word of God. These promises become the backbone of their faith in God.
And based on this, whatever they do is riveted and their actions and undertaken pleases God. This is because they are done in faith that is attached to His Word. It is interesting to know that the Word of God is used in weighing our activities and the right approval is given if they work in consonance with it.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
God And His Word Never Fail:
The assurance that God and His Word never fail makes them feel at home even when there is evidence that the whole environment is under surging pressure. Somehow, people who do not know the stuff they are made of, to think that they are careless and wanton. The children of the Light know that the plan of God for them will never be for evil.
They know that their expected end will not be cut off. Also they know that, no matter what, the power of darkness cannot play a fast one on God. This is because God is omniscient in nature and knows the end from the beginning. They understand that the situation at last will lead to their prosperity or elevation in life. Therefore, God knowing about the situation means that it’s in the hand of God. He knows how best to handle it if they rely on Him.
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4
The children of the Light understand where they are coming from. They understand that for them to be identified with the Light is not a fluke. Their faith in the gospel brought them into the Light. They don’t handle issues by the reasoning of the carnal minds. The light in them shines and removes the dark reasoning of the world. That is the ideology and philosophy of the world. It’s obvious that from the ideology and philosophy of the world comes the hoax that instigates the uncertainty and fears in a situation.
The Doctrine Not Of the World:
This is the faith (doctrine) that has been inculcated in their subconscious mind and definitely it works. This doctrine that they imbibed in becomes something like waterproof that seals their minds from the invading corrupted ideologies and philosophies from the world. What this does is that it gets them turned away from the system of the world. Though they exist in the world, the world and its system do not exist in them. What a life to live? Don’t miss it!
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Knowing who God is will of course surely give one the confidence that one is always protected in Him. The assurance that God is the creator of the world ignites the reality of His omniscient nature in one’s mind.
That God is omniscient means that there is nothing that will occur or take place without His knowledge. What I mean is that, whatever the situation is, God knew about it and definitely has provided solution. The consciousness of this fact makes it look as if they are bragging when they are surrounded by odd situations. Well, the truth remains that, unless misunderstood, this does not in any way mean bragging. Rather it is the reality on ground. This reality is that, as far as God is with them no one can outwit them.
“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
Children Of Light Is Not About Them:
The lives of the children of God are not about them, rather about God their Maker. This implies that to the children of God, living is not for their sake, but for God’s. It is correct then to say that for sure there is no way the children of the Kingdom of the Light can live their lives without God.
All bible quotations are taken from the New International Version (NIV)
About The Author:
Pastor Chukwuemeka Asiegbu is the Pastor of Saved In The Lord Evangelical Ministry Inter’l. He has authored many books and he’s behind several online Christian articles. Don’t miss the next topic.
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