Thursday, July 25, 2013

On The Edge

Do you remember where Jesus brought you from?

That's something I've been thinking about a lot lately and yes....I do remember!  Something I remember well is that I was more than a mess!  Something else I remember well is how so many of those messy things have been changed because of Jesus!  I'm not the only one that this is true for.  Everyone has a story of how Jesus fixed....and healed....the messes in their life.  Does He take care of all of them right away....not usually.  But once He has....why do we sometimes think about going back into those messes?!  It's kind of like teetering on the edge of insanity.  With one hand your holding on tight to everything that you know is the light in your somewhat dark world.  With the other hand your hesitantly reaching out, back into the shadows, thinking...."It's okay, I can go back just a little."  Life is not so good....things aren't going as well as you would like....just a little of your old life will be okay.  But deep down you know what will happen if you take just that one step back down the old path.  First it's one step....then two....three....then it's like quicksand!  Either sucking you down into your old life or filling you with so much guilt that you know the Lord will never forgive you. 

For a few weeks now I have been drifting.  In the last couple of weeks I have actually felt a pull to go back....just a little.  The thing is....I know just a little doesn't work.  It's all or nothing.  All the way into the light....holding tightly to the Saviors hand, or all.... into the dark.  I know what I want my choice to be....and I pray it always is.  Really, I never want to go back into the twisty....turning....tunnel of lies....deceit....darkness. 

If you do those things enough there may come a time when you can't find your way back out.  The darkness will work on you.  Infiltrate your body....mind....soul.  You don't want that....ever!  The only way you can rid yourself of darkness add more light!  How do you do that?  I think that all of us have ways to start pulling ourselves out of....the mire....the stinky mud....the darkness.  Do whatever it takes to get back into the light....and stay there.

Jesus is the Light and He is the only true way out of the darkness.   Having Jesus in your life is having Light. 

John 14:6a
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth and the life."

John 8:12
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the Light  that leads to life." 





  1. I do remember Chelle; and that's all it takes to remind me of how blessed and joyful I should be living today!

    Thanks for this post today; I just had to share your link in my post to link up to The Watered Soul! :)

    Blessings my friend!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I always think of the Lord as a shaft of light, and if I walk to the left or to the right of that light I take myself into darkness. In order to stay in that light I have to listen to what the Lord speaks to me daily and act on that word, renewing my mind in Christ Jesus. There is no way I would want to go back to my old life, and I love the constant learning from the Holy Spirit and realizing what awaits us at the end of our wilderness journey. God bless.

  3. Chelle, what a God coincidence I woke this morning with the topic of darkness on my mind. However, it was from a different perspective. I found this line to be particularly poignant, "The only way you can rid yourself of darkness add more light!"

  4. Sorry Chell,
    I have been calling you Lisa, Lisa is the blogger on Never Forsaken. Must be my age making my memory bad.

    1. Hi Brenda,
      It's okay. Lisa is a friend and I don't mind being mistaken for her at all!
      Blessings to you.

  5. Hi Chelle,

    Darkness is a struggle and sometimes the pull of the shadowland can overwhelm you. When I feel the pull of the shadowland I literally have to force my mind to dwell and think on good things, usually Scripture and the verse that always come to me is Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Like you, I don't want to fall down that tunnel that leads to sin and dispare.

    Rejoice hon, in temptation rejoice that Father is testing you. Rejoice that Satan thinks you are to close to God and he wants to tempt you. Rejoice and praise His name and that nasty shadowland will recede into the pits of hell where it belongs.

    Blessings hon,