Wednesday, May 19, 2021

John 8 Devotions by Stephen Taylor

John 8:12

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 


This morning, as I was reading in Genesis, it struck me that light will always govern or rule over darkness. No matter what happens, light will overtake darkness because of who is in the light!!! Jesus calls Himself the light of the world, and darkness flees at the sound of His name!! Thank You, Jesus!!


As I was praying and thinking this morning, it came to mind that you can light a match in a pitch-black room and it’s going to give off light. A tiny flame can illuminate an entire room!! There isn’t enough darkness in this world to stop that match from giving off light, and we can be like that match! If we have Jesus in our hearts and let His light shine through us, all the darkness in the universe couldn’t put that flame out or stop us from shining in Him!!!


Too often, I have compared my flame to those around me, but not anymore!! Today, I have decided that it doesn’t matter whether I’m a little match or a great big bonfire as long as I’m burning for the Lord and letting His love and light shine through me!!!!! I encourage you to let your light shine today. No matter how big, how bright, or how long you have been burning, let it shine, and l promise it will give God glory and He will use it!!


Be encouraged!!!! I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God!!!!!



John 8:36

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!”

Thank You, Jesus! I lived in bondage to my addiction and selfish desires, and it wasn’t till I was incarcerated and truly surrendered to Christ that I was set free! Let me tell you, I didn’t know how much weight I was carrying around until that day! I am free from fear, shame, and death! I’m not perfect by any means, but I am a sinner saved by Grace! 

Jesus says, “I stand at the door knocking,” and it’s up to us to let Him in! Doing so was the best decision of my life, and I hope you have or will make the same choice! Today, I maybe a recovering addict on house arrest, but I am freer than I have ever been!!! I pray you will join me in praising our God for this freedom, which is freely given to any who want it but also was bought with the precious blood of His Son! I encourage anyone who hasn’t made this choice to try it out; it’s amazing!!!!!!

For those of us who have, let’s continue to shine Christ’s love in this dark world!!!!!!

Revelation 12:11: they triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.


I love you all, and praise the LORD!! 





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