Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
One of my favorite things to do is to sit and watch a sunset. Watching as the bright of day closes and darkness is waiting on the peripheral . . . waiting to snuff out the light. Dusk, that moment in time of partial darkness between day and night.
It’s a moment in time I want to briefly stop and appreciate His handiwork in the sky, but dusk is not a place I want to live in, but it seems to be a place I can wander in. It’s not that place of Light, and it’s not that place of Dark.
Dusk, where the shadows provide
places to hide.
Dusk is that place where the empty words of my enemy wants to woo me back into Darkness.
Words that want to come back to haunt me.
You are not loved. You are not valued.
You are not worthy. You are not pleasing.
You can’t do anything right. Guilty.
Those are empty words, fruitless works of darkness. E.M.P.T.Y.
I have to take those things of the darkness and expose them to the Light. His Light. Jesus changes who I am.
My life in the Light is full.
My life in the darkness is empty.
Living in the dusk is simply waiting for the darkness to come. It will steal the Light away.
Are you living in dusk?