As my perception changes and I start to see myself and others in God’s light, I find my only response is love. Love shown to myself and others. When I am truly seeing with the eyes of Christ, when I am truly resting in his perfect light, it is impossible to condemn myself. Or others. So my only option then becomes love. A love that comes from the Father, and a love he calls us to have for one another.
So when troubles come, and they will; when darkness feels overwhelming, and it will, trust the teachings of Jesus, meditate on them daily, remember the promise given, see the light of Christ, and then give yourself and others love, as he has loved you.
The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through storytelling. She won a Christy Award for her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Choosing, which was followed by two more books in the Seer series: The Calling and The Returning. Rachelle graduated with a degree in communications and spent several years in marketing and corporate recruiting before making the transition to write full-time. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat, Blair. Visit her online at www.rachelledekker.com.
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