The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Jacob needed faith without scheming. He had spent most of his life making manipulative plans. First, he bought the birthright from his brother Esau for a bowl of soup. (Genesis 25) Then his mother, Rebekah, helps him concoct a plan to impersonate Esau and get the firstborn’s blessing. (Genesis 27) At this point, angry Esau …

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Walking by faith is not easy because we must trust the Lord when we don’t always understand where we are going. We must have faith when the path ahead may look complicated. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by believing and not by seeing.[1] Is the Lord calling you today to walk by faith? Since my …

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Why would the Lord test me when He is all-knowing? Although God is all-knowing, we are not, and tests of life reveal positive things and growth areas in our lives. God has unique plans for our life that He wants us to fulfill while on this earth. He prepares us along our journey with experiences …

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Leave the obstacles to the Lord. Some hurdles may be fear, unreasonable expectations, or life problems.  We can be freed from these as we walk by faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7For we live by believing and not by seeing.[1]You may have obstacles in front of you that you are not sure you can overcome. Obstacles are …

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Faith pushes us forward when we don’t understand what the Lord is doing. These are times when we walk by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 11:1 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. [1] There are times in life we can’t, with human …

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Don’t be afraid; just have faith. I remember being in a hospital chaplaincy training program when the person I was visiting was dying. His wife handed him a piece of paper with a Bible verse. He held on to the paper like it was of great value and stared at the verse. Don’t be afraid, …

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Genuine faith involves action. This theme is found throughout the Bible. The Lord called Noah to build an Ark, but he had to put his faith into action to make it. God called Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, but he had to put his faith into action by following the Lord’s directions. Only when …

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Storms of life refine us like sanding a rough surface smoothes it. Storms allow God to transform us into different types of people. When I was a teenager, our family doctor was a young man who struggled to empathize with his patients. Then he experienced a personal health crisis that almost took his life. After …

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