Lighting the World with Love

Heavenly Father I praise You for being the creator of all that I know. I praise You for the simplest thing at first, light and darkness. I praise You for all the creation that came after that, but light and darkness is the truest base element to both life and the spiritual life. I praise You for Your word and the wisdom and guidance it gives me.  

Holy Spirit your word says: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. [John 1:5; Philippians 2:14&15; Philippians 3:10&11] Holy Spirit we have learned through science that fading stars start to hurl bits of themselves into space and eventually that dust and residue will collect up and help with the creation of new stars. Understanding how much the physical world often mimics the spiritual world help me to give of myself until I leave to help light the fire of the next generation of believers who can shine and reflect Your light to the world.  

Blessed be the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has given me a new birth into the living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that does not fade away, kept in heaven just for me, I am protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this I greatly rejoice, even though now, if for a little while, I have to suffer various trials, in order that the genuineness of my faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom, having not seen, I still love and in whom, though I do not see Him now, I believe and I rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, receiving as the result of my faith the salvation of my soul. In Jesus’ name, Amen. [1 Peter 1:3-9]