Dark Becomes Light [Ephesians 5, TNIV]

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible--and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: 'Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.'

God has a remedy for every dark place in your life. Those secret places can become light by simply exposing them to God's light. It is not your job to clean out those dark places. All you can do is to be willing to acknowledge them and hold them up to God's light. He is the One who will transform your darkness into light so that you may walk as His child of light.

Beth Warlick, 10/27/2008