Picture God’s Light (4)

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night

Psalm 1:2, NIV
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How is a Christian like a lizard? Psalm 1:2 is a clue.

But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.

Psalm 1:2, NLT

Still don’t know? Well, let me give you a glimpse into how my mind works. There is a correlation, really.

A lizard is a cold-blooded reptile that can’t make its own body heat. Instead, it depends on energy from the sun to warm it. In the early morning, a lizard is so cold it can hardly move. So what does it do? It slowly crawls out into the hot sun to bask a while. When its body is toasty warm, it’s ready for action.

Do you have an answer yet?

Without a daily dose of sun power, a lizard would die from the cold. Without a daily dose of son power, a Christian’s faith becomes cold and dead.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?

Psalm 21:1, NLT

If we want to be Christians that walk in the light, if we want to be so Spirit-filled so that it overflows, if we want to bear fruit, we need to spend daily time basking in his light. Otherwise we are a like a lizard in the cold and dark—going  nowhere.

Pray with me: Oh, God, you are my God. I will seek you in the morning, and I will turn my face to you in praise. And step by step I will walk in your ever-present light. Amen.

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