The Word is my Flashlight

A while ago, I was considering Psalm 119:105.  As I sometimes struggle with applying this verse, I asked the Father for better understanding.  Here is the Scripture :

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.

As I was considering its possible meaning, the Lord showed me an interesting scene. I was walking down a dark forest path. In my hand was a flashlight. The flashlight gave a brilliant beam of light that it was easy to see all the thorns, branches and shrubs in front of me.

Because I could see the obstacles, they were easy to avoid.  As I continued walking, a fork in the road appeared.  With the flashlight in hand, I shined its light to see what path to choose. With its brilliant light, discerning the path of righteousness becomes a little easier and less hazardous.

God is faithful to be with us and will guide us. There is just one problem.  We have to make a choice.  Will I listen to what God’s Spirit is saying to me? Will I heed the warnings and guidance that the light of Scripture has to offer?  If a wrong choice is made, will we turn around and admit it.  If we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive; courtesy of what Jesus did on the cross.

The Christmas Rush

On December 14th, I joined in the madness called Christmas shopping at the local WalMart.  The store was fairly crowded, as one can expect for this time of year.  Everyone was hurrying to locate that special gift. In all the scurrying about, I could not help but ask “Am I remembering the reason that I celebrate Christmas?”  Is not Christmas more than having a shopping cart full of toys and other items?

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