When our kids were young our “vacations” consisted of camping trips by various lakes of Oklahoma.  It was all fun and games, sunburn and laughter, until you had to get up in the middle of the night to take one or two of the kids to the bathroom.  With tent camping, you had to walk a dark path through the woods to the community bath house.  The kids, though sleepy with a pressing desire to get there quickly, would ask if they could hold the flashlight.  Sleepily, I would give in but I knew I would probably have to take back control of the light that guided us so we could get where we were going without injury!  Whoever held the flashlight wouldn’t hold it to the path for us to see where to walk, instead they would point it up or around at the trees, wondering what was in the woods in the dark.  After a few stumbles over rocks in the darkness, I would ask, “Are you ready for me to guide us with the light now?” 

After stumbling through the darkness of this world, are we ready to give back control to God to guides us with His astonishing Light into all things good and right for us?

God asks, “Are you ready for Me to guide you with My Light on your journey?”

As I read this psalm of truth, I remember a song I learned as a young adult that still plays in the background of my mind.  I remember the many times I had to give up control to let God throw His beam of Light on His path so I could finally see where He wanted me to go. 

Jesus is The Word made flesh who came to earth to throw the beam of God’s Light on the darkness.  Jesus brought God’s clarity of intention to the written Word of God.  The Word we read today is God’s Light for our path on the journey called “Life to the Full” as Jesus described;    

“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”  –Jesus  (John 10,10, MSG) 

Turning to Jesus, believing and asking for forgiveness is the beginning or real life.  This is the beginning of Light Walking!

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12, NIV

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

When I feel afraid
Think I’ve lost my way
Still you’re there right beside me
And nothing will I fear
As long as you are near
Please be near me to the end…

Are you ready for some Light Walking?  Let God’s Light guide your path.

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Part 14 – Psalm 119

105-112 By your words I can see where I’m going;
    they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back
    from living by your righteous order.
Everything’s falling apart on me, God;
    put me together again with your Word.
Adorn me with your finest sayings, God;
    teach me your holy rules.
My life is as close as my own hands,
    but I don’t forget what you have revealed.
The wicked do their best to throw me off track,
    but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.
I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—
    what a gift! And how happy it makes me!
I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—
    I always have and always will.

TRUTH:By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.”

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet
My heart forever is wandering
Jesus be my guide
And hold me to your side
I will love you to the end

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

Proverb 6:23, NIV

WISDOM: “For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life.”

Abba, Father,

Thank you for Your Light that illuminates Truth.  Thank you for Your Light that dispels darkness so Your path is easily seen.  Help me continue Light Walking on life’s journey.  Your Word is a lamp to light my way to Your Path of salvation and right living.  Your Light shines a beam on those things that make we stumble in the dark.  Thank you, Lord.  You hold the Light, that’s not my task.  You are God and I am not. To you be all glory, honor and praise!

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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