Sunday I shared the thought that we must, as God's people, as Americans, as those saying we are followers of Jesus, "love the light more that the darkness." The message was from the story of Nicodemus in John Chapter 3. I also shared and prayed a prayer that several people wanted me to "re-share." So ... here it is! It will make the most sense if you read the story of Nicodemus from John 3.
"Jesus ... I have read your word. I (like Nicodemus) know you are from God. I have accumulated lots of head knowledge. But my nature wants to take over. I've got it all figured out. My brain, my control, my pride, my darkness wants to take over. Please Lord ... shine your light. Show me rebirth. Show me your truth. Show me your light. Let me fall in love with your light and let your light destroy my darkness. I am worn down because I trust me and other people more than I trust you. I remain unhealed because I don't believe. Yet, I am thankful that you are loving enough to welcome me when I come to you in the cover of my darkness. Let me see redemption, rebirth and help me share it faithfully. In Jesus' name, AMEN!"