Get your Daily Encouragement with the Jesus Minute


We live in a society, filled with accidents, intense loneliness, family dysfunctions, mental illnesses, selfish ambitions, and pure evil. Darkness overshadows so many lives with depression, hopelessness, fears, and exhaustion from it all. Our normal method of operation is to find someone to blame. Political, religious, and philosophical leaders spin whatever the story is to pad their positions and biases. Frankly, the blame game goes nowhere!

This isn’t a color issue, a political or religious issue, rich or poor issue; it’s a personal issue and it’s a relational issue! It’s a personal issue first, because of the darkness of the heart, bruised, abused, ignored, addicted, lonely, fear, anger, guilt, and shame. After years of working with thousands of people, I’ve never been able to change any individual. The only time I’ve ever seen genuine, gradual transformation is by introducing a person to a person-Jesus without religious baggage. Please understand, this is not a religious answer!

It’s also a relational issue! Left to oneself and your own dark thoughts will move from bad to worse, naturally! Darkness increases in this isolated situation. I’m committed to moving every person into a context of healthy relationships. Even the worst addicts can find transformation within the power of the few. The dynamic of being a light is that it counteracts the darkness within people and between people.

“You ARE the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Let your lifestyle shine for all to see, so that everyone will be grateful to your Creator.” (Matthew 5) You ARE the light that counters and clarifies the darkness, no matter who you touch. So, count on it. The very presence of your light will eliminate the darkness and brighten your world!

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