“Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.”
A very well-known fact is that it’s difficult to find our way around in the dark especially in unfamiliar places, yet sometimes, even in familiar surroundings we find ourselves disoriented because of the darkness that has fallen upon the landscape. Even in our homes, (I’m sure that I’m not the only one this has ever happened to), when one of your children calls out in the middle of the night, the house is dark, you get out of bed confident you can navigate the living room obstacles in complete darkness. However, as you respond, being confident that your path is clear, without warning you smash your knee on a hardwood end table and with every fiber of your being you attempt not to screech in pain waking the rest of the house. Light is of utmost importance, not merely in this simple illustration, but much more so in life’s journey where God’s word must be “a lamp for our feet, and a light on our path.”
Keeping the path on our journey well illuminated is a daily process of obedience that requires intentional steps beginning with inviting God into our circumstances, desiring for Him to be intimately involved in our lives moment by moment. Secondly, feeding ourselves on His word and speaking the truth of His word over ourselves constantly throughout the day is essential to keeping our path full of light, His light. This is important because the many misguided messages of the world, well-worn paths to dead ends and discouragement, along with the whispers of our enemy can cast the shadows of darkness over the path on which we travel, blinding us to the light of the hope we have in our Savior, Christ Jesus.
Connecting Faith & Life:
Father, thank you for your grace and love, your mercy and compassion, your kindness and protection, and your provision as the author of True Life and Light. You are our Good heavenly Father who is righteous and true, generously giving Your Word as a “lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Your word breathes life into the soul who is weary from the journey and shines new light full of hope on the right path allowing those who follow You to press on taking intentional steps of daily obedience. Thank You for being the God who brings The Light! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.