gray and cold until the Light shines

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

Ephesians 5:8

Without Jesus we are in cold frozen darkness even if we don’t realize it. Yet once we surrender to Him, it is light invading the darkness, in fact it is at that moment that we realize exactly how dark the darkness has been. And exactly how bright the light is. If we don’t keep our eyes on the brightness of Jesus we can lose our clarity of vision and pretty soon the darkness creeps back in.  The only way to live as children of light is to keep our focus on Him. He is the Way, the only Way. Without the realization of His love we are like frozen trees. Let his light and love in.

The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful word of our Father) through photo’s & a Bible verse!

I am happy to be hosting “Word Filled Wednesday” for Amy at the 160 acre woods

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  1. ohh Penny…perfect photo from your “situation” ice storm…and well chosen verse! Thank you for your insights! Let’s shake off the ice, thaw out and become children of the light! May the Son shine through us (like the sun shines in your photo)! Great WORD & thanks for hostessing! Sweet blessings & enJOY WFW! 😆
    .-= Peggy´s last blog .."VICTORIOUSLY" FREE WFW =-.

  2. we are called to be the light of this world. the light (us) has to focus on the Source and that is Jesus.


  3. That is beautiful, Penny. I love your snowflakes too. Thanks for hosting this week. Blessings ~
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Word Filled Wednesday =-.

  4. Wonderful reminder of our walk! God bless you!
    .-= Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith´s last blog ..Phillippians 4:6-9-Filter through the Word =-.

  5. It’s a beautiful picture with the snow and the light shining through the snow covered trees. Just beautiful. The glory of the Lord is seen all throughout His creation.
    .-= Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads´s last blog ..WW: Promotion Day =-.

  6. Yes without God lost in the darkness that is why we surely be happy that God is there all the time for us. Happy word-filled Wednesday. Mine is up already hope you visit. TC
    .-= life’s journey´s last blog ..Mellow Yellow Monday =-.

  7. What a wonderful WONDERFUL reminder, Penny. Thank you for hosting, and for the beautiful thoughts. Happy WFW

  8. Great verse. We too have been enjoying all of the snow at our house.

  9. Penny – I almost used that verse for my WFW post today. What a joy to walk in The Light.

    .-= Joan´s last blog ..No Eye Has Seen =-.

  10. Beautiful shot and verse!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..See’s Chocolate Giveaway! =-.

  11. Wonderful Pic & I love the verse !

  12. Amen! May we shine with His light. Happy WFW!
    .-= Alicia The Snowlake´s last blog ..754 ________? =-.

  13. Looks like we are on the “same track” today – probably because we are “neighbors” – Kentucky to Tennessee 🙂 I don’t think we get quite the snow it sounds like you do (not counting last year’s ice storm) but I’m looking out my window at a back yard full of snow that is barely melted. Quite a change from both the coasts, that’s for sure. I’ve enjoyed reading some of your other posts about prepping for the storm and now know whose brain I’m going to pick for ideas on how to deal with all this snow fun! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks for hosting Word-filled Wednesday! It’s such a great way to encourage all of us through the week!

  14. I want to shine like the stars in the heaven! now i’ve got the newsboys song in my head! lol
    happy WFW Penny!

  15. Wonderful picture for this Scripture Penny!! I really enjoy WFW days – so encouraging & eye-opening. Thanks so much for sharing your WFW and hosting today!

    Hugs, HL
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Word-Filled Wednesday =-.

  16. i agree…without Jesus in our life, we are living in a world without light, without truth
    .-= chiewilks´s last blog ..Word-Filled Wednesday: Psalm 40:17 =-.

  17. Beautiful!! Thank you for hosting. I have my photo up 🙂
    .-= IE Mommy´s last blog ..How to Look Slimmer With The Right Makeup and Hair =-.

  18. This is great…but how do you visit all the sights! What enjoymnet I’ve had today visiting and reading the different verses.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..I Worship Yahweh – Called to Worship =-.


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