For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 4:6, NASB
“He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”... We shall see light, and shall talk of the love of Christ, talk of his goodness and marvelous mercy, and we shall always find enough to talk about on these themes, even to all eternity.
The trouble with many of us is, we get our eyes fixed upon the shadow that Satan casts between our souls and God, and we fail to discover the light beyond the shadow. We talk in a kind of hopeless way.
Instead of talking darkness, instead of having thoughts of gloom, we should remember that we have everything to make us glad... Look upon Jesus, full of forgiveness, and mercy, and peace, instead of upon that which will bring you condemnation and gloom.
Present the promise to God in the name of Jesus, and you have his pledged word that he will let the Sun of righteousness shine upon you.
When you are tempted, say, “Jesus is my Saviour, I love him, because he has first loved me.” Show that you trust him... Lay hold upon him by living faith, and believe the word of God to the letter.
When Satan suggests doubt and darkness, begin to sing of the matchless love of Jesus. Ask God to help you place your thoughts upon Jesus, and Satan cannot control your mind.
We ought to manifest our joy and gratitude that we are permitted to be numbered among the children of God. Should we walk from day to day with rejoicing and gladness of heart, showing forth the praises of Him who hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light, what effect would we have upon the minds of those around us? They would say, “Certainly they have been with Jesus, and have learned of him.”
— The Review and Herald, September 20, 1892
Talk of the love of Christ, talk of His goodness and marvelous mercy.
Present the promise to God in the name of Jesus that He will let the Sun of righteousness shine on you.
When tempted say, “Jesus is my Saviour, I love Him, because He first loved me.” Believe the word of God to the letter.
Ask God to help you place your thoughts on Jesus.