Can You See?

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Are you trying to navigate life on your own? What will you do today to take full advantage of the light God is offering you in His Word?

Light. It’s something I often take for granted during the sultry summer months.

Whenever we march toward winter and it begins getting dark earlier, I’m always surprised. Kind of silly – I know. It happens every year, but I’m never quite prepared to say goodbye to daylight by 6 or 7 o’clock in the evening.

Unable to see

Complete darkness has descended by the time I let our Golden retriever out before bedtime. I’ve made the mistake of forgetting to take a flashlight. I can’t see a thing in the inky blackness. With a dog that’s known to wander, I know I’m in trouble.

She takes advantage of my poor night vision to explore areas of the yard I’d rather she didn’t visit. Light makes all the difference. I can keep a close eye on her and guide her away from the ivy and the woods – places of potential danger.

Light for my path

God’s Word is a lot like my flashlight. It illuminates my steps and keeps me on the right path:

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

I can avoid lots of problems and heartache when I use this Light in my life. Instead of groping through the day blindly, the Bible outlines truths that will help me make good decisions.

A daily decision

Every day I’m faced with choices. It’s easy to get distracted and let things get out of balance. Whether I’m running late or feeling overwhelmed, sometimes I skip studying my Bible in order to take care of the urgent things.

The end of the day comes, and I realize I didn’t put God first. I allowed everything else to crowd Him out.

A quick trip to the light of God’s Word points me in a better direction:

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

The right priority

When God is my priority and I’m following Him, He leads me away from things that could trip me up. With an added bonus: I tend to be much more productive – as if He’s added extra hours to my day.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalm 40:2

Your turn

Light is important. Are you trying to navigate life on your own? What will you do today to take full advantage of the light God is offering you in His Word?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for providing the light of Your Word so I can make good decisions today. Forgive me when I confuse the things I think are urgent with what is most important: my relationship with You. Help me focus on You and the path You have for me today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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