Light VS Darkness

Today my wonderful friend gave a talk at church and he talked about light and darkness.

What are you doing to brighten your life to keep out the darkness?

As children, we learned how to keep darkness away by turning on a light. Sometimes, when our parents went away for the evening, we would turn on every light in the house! We understood the physical law that is also a spiritual law: light and darkness cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

Light dispels darkness. When light is present, darkness is vanquished and must depart. More importantly, darkness cannot conquer light unless the light is diminished or departs. When the spiritual light of the Holy Ghost is present, the darkness of Satan departs.

Beloved young men and young women of the Church, we are engaged in a battle between the forces of light and darkness. If it were not for the Light of Jesus Christ and His gospel, we would be doomed to the destruction of darkness. But the Savior said, “I am come a light into the world.” “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

– Robert D. Hales

How can you do it?

This past winter I had the opportunity to learn more about my lungs. I became very aware that we cannot store oxygen. We cannot save the air we need to breathe, no matter how hard we try. Moment by moment, breath by breath, our lives are granted to us and are renewed. So it is with spiritual light. It must be renewed in us on a regular basis. We must generate it day by day, thought by thought, and with daily righteous action if we are to keep the darkness of the adversary away.

– Robert D. Hales

That means every day …

The generation of spiritual light comes from daily spiritual pedaling. It comes from praying, studying the scriptures, fasting, and serving—from living the gospel and obeying the commandments. “He that keepeth his commandments receiveth truth and light,” said the Lord, “and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” My brothers and sisters, that perfect day will be when we will stand in the presence of God the Father and Jesus Christ.

– Robert D. Hales

Trust God not only in the light, but even in the darkness when things are rough and unknown. 

All of this was soooo good! Things I needed to hear. We need not worry all the time, but have faith in God. We must do what we can everyday to fill our life with light. If we surround ourselves with a bright light, then the darkness cannot conquer.

When we diminish and let our light dim a bit, then the darkness has power to conquer. Don’t ever let your light get dim! Do all you can to keep it as bright as you can.

I’m sure you may have noticed (as I have), that when we don’t do all we can, the darkness starts to surround us. Our light slowly fades.

I know for a fact that when we let the light in we are happier. I have seen it, experienced it, and felt it.

You can read the full talk by Robert D. Hales titled Out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light.



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