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 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. . .  Ephesians 5:8

Some days, you were once darkness is an easier truth than now you are light in the Lord.

When I consider things that I sometimes do and say, light is hardly the description I would apply.

What does it mean to walk as children of light?

In Galatians, Paul tells “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:22 to 26

When I consider the fruit of the Spirit, I know it is only possible to have that fruit when I allow the Spirit of God to flow in and through me. For this to occur, I must have a pure heart and clean hands–I must keep short accounts with God.

It is a lot to consider, but allowing the Spirit of God to move in and take up residence in my heart, my being (and booting out the old tenants) seems like a good way to start.


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