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FAMILY WEEK: “Mag Light for Families” Devo 4-1-11

The closet where I keep most of my clothes is kind of dark. Even with a 100w bulb there are parts of it that are hidden in shadows. Every couple of months, when I can’t find my sox or I am missing some shorts, I grab my trusty Mag Light and head to my closet. I know that more than likely I will find my missing items in corners or behind the stack of sweaters. I have found gloves, baseballs, hot-wheels, shotgun shells (I actually found shotgun shells!) receipts, keys, a cell phone, a Bible, change, thank you notes, nametags, pens, a knife (leatherman!) a Pike Pass and probably some more stuff I can’t remember! I found my stuff when I shined light on it! It could not stay hidden!

I think God is always in the process of shining light on our stuff too.

THE POINT: Every problem I have ever seen in a marriage/family starts when sin is kept in the dark. It can be as small as fudging on how much you spent on something….to hiding an affair…but the root is the same…SECRECY. Keeping it hidden and in the dark. Secret eating, porn, lies, relationships, etc…fade away when brought into the light. The “Mag Light” of God’s Word can shine light on all of our stuff.

Ephesians 5:8

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light

SIN CANNOT FLOURISH IN THE LIGHT!

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