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“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14).

The picture of dark and light runs throughout Scripture.  God separated the dark from the light.  Jesus is the Light shining in the darkness.  We have been rescued from the kingdom of darkness and given the light.  Come then and live as a child of God, a light bearer, and one who has been redeemed to become like Christ.  You are one for whom the Lord died to redeem you, and you have what He gives from the cross.

Lord, so often I hear what I must do.  Here I am hearing what You have done for me.  Help me come to the place where I do not think in terms of what I must do but live in the freedom of doing what is good because it is pleasing to You.  Take me out of dark thinking and into thinking as one who is in the light.  You have forgiven my sins, redeemed me, and given me the power in You to become like You.

Lord Jesus, You are the way, truth, and life.  You have asked me to bear the light that all may see and glorify the Father in heaven.  Lead me, O Lord, so that I may be guided by Your goodness.  Keep me close to You in order that I may not walk again in the shadows of the dark kingdom.  In all things, remind me that You have redeemed me and that You have a greater purpose for me by walking with You.  Amen.