Ephesians 5:8-14 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Single wives, I charge us all to live as daughters of light! How do we know if we’re living as daughters of light? By our fruit: goodness, righteousness, and truth. Are my works (actions, things I say and do each day, deeds) “good” works? Am I walking in righteousness (obedience, holiness, following the instructions in the Word)? Am I walking in truth (the opposite of the realities of this world; spiritual wisdom, the Word of God revealed by the Spirit of God; what is right and just)? This time and season in our lives should be a time for us to seek Jehovah for that which pleases Him. “Lord what do You want for my life and from my life?” Where do You want me live? What career do You want me in? How do You want me to impact the kingdom? Whom do You want me to marry? Where would I be most effective in the fivefold ministry? I want to please You Lord. Living for me, doing what I want to do, being a boss and making me happy, hasn’t made me happy yet. How can I please You?”
In this season, we have to be careful of what we’re talking about, even if it’s wrong and we’re right when we’re discussing it. Jehovah says not to even mention what the disobedient do in secret. He tells us to stay away from the fruitless deeds of darkness. So no more, “Girl let me tell you about…” Let the light in us expose the darkness, not our gossiping lips and tongues. When we illuminate others, then they too will illuminate others. It’s time for us to wake up sleepers. There is so much more to life than this life. It’s the after life that we’re working toward. Make sure you read Ephesians Chapter 5 every day this week – the same chapter over and over for 7 consecutive days.