Goodness

54. We Have It Inside Us

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Episode 54

TODAY’S READING:

For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

1 Thessalonians 5:5

 

I saw Moana recently, and of course, that main theme song is stuck in my head. 

“See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me.” 

 

Well, I was humming the song all morning and, of course, went to the sea. I took my iPad with me and started writing next to the waves of the beach. I spent alone time with Jesus, and these words just flooded my head. (It was very clear after this mornings meditation that I need to buy a home on the water – haha)

 

But anyway, I feel like Jesus changed the lyrics on me. 

Feel the light in my heart; it’s what I need, it calls me. 

 

It got me thinking. We are all children of the light. We have it inside us. It was given to us by the Father; he lives inside us. If we are children of the light, and we do not have darkness in us, why is it so easy to feed our flesh? 

 

We all perceive ourselves to be good people. But sometimes, it’s ego-driven. We want to look good, feel good. But “doing good to look good” is almost like a double negative. You can’t do good to be praised. You must do good because it’s who you are. 

 

We need to start carrying a new identity. Stop telling yourself you are a person that does good because it’s what you should do. We need to start carrying ourselves with the identity of “A child of the Light” we are children of God. 

 

We don’t do good because it’s the right thing to do. 

 

We do good because it’s who we are. We were born with love and light inside us. Together we can shed light in this dim world. 

 

PRAYER

Jesus, we are your light. We devote ourselves to fighting the good fight. We devote ourselves to carrying the new identity—one of a person who is light. We let go of the need to do good. We let go of the ego. We don’t need to world to tell us we are good people. We only need to carry the identity you have given us. We are good people because we are children of light. We have your light inside of us. We don’t do good because we should do good. We do good because you were good first. We love you. It’s in your Holy name that we pray, Amen!

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