“Dawn” is a great word. It is not night. It is not day. Yet, one is transforming into the other. You see both night and day during the dawn. Darkness fades into light of dawn, which slowly and eventually becomes full light.
I also love how we use the phrase, “It dawned on me.” It is like one way of thinking fades and another way of thinking comes to light. The shadows give way to clarity and meaning.
Learning to live fully alive in Jesus is like the dawn. It does not happen in a flash, all of a sudden. Our growth is gradual, subtle, and in small increments. Most of the time we are completely unaware of it. Yet, darkness continues to give way to light.
Your commitment to make small Jesus-like decisions over time will cause tremendous growth in your life. It will affect every aspect of who you are. Those who know you will notice the change without you even trying. Like a city on a hill cannot hide, so God in your life will be seen.
I want you to be encouraged as you renew your commitment to go deeper as a follower of Jesus. Remember that we are taking our time and consistently turning ourselves over to the Lord. He is the one who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body (Philippians 3:21).
Spend some time thinking about where you were at this time last year. Where were you spiritually? How has life changed for you? What new insights have you received? How has the light of Christ dawned in your life?
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:14-16