“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” ~ Psalm 119:105
We are so reliant upon electricity. (Thank you, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin, for your contributions.) It’s a MAJOR inconvenience when the power is turned off or goes out during the night or a storm. Darkness! Unless we have a ready stash of flashlights, candles or oil lamps and matches we pretty much have to stay put until power is restored. Darkness can be paralyzing.
This world is a place of spiritual darkness. We stumble into compromising situations where egos clash; we fight at shadows or seek cover out of fear. For the child of God, that is totally unnecessary. He equips us with the torch light of His word. We can see that we are not battling physical enemies, but against spiritual wickedness that lurks in the darkness. (Ephesians 6:12)
What are you bumping into along life’s journey? Turn on the light of the word of God. Maybe the obstacle is something you should have dumped years ago. Seek it out and remove it by the light of His word. Perhaps you have not forgiven someone who hurt you. The light will search all your inward parts. Learn to walk in love and carry the torch day and night.
Sometimes we can see for miles, but often it is just the path directly in front of us that requires attention. Rest assured, those who seek the LORD will be guided on a “need-to-know” basis. We have no need to fear the unseen realm if God is on our side. His light will paralyze the workers of darkness like a deer in headlights.
Lord, how we need to thank You for all the things you are doing in our lives. Light our way brightly so that we don’t fall. Teach our hearts to follow after the light of Your word so that we will know where to walk. May our lives’ journeys be to the praise of Your glory through Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Amen!
Contributed by Cindy Stelter Tesar