One night, my tender-hearted husband let our two standard poodles into our bedroom to sleep. All 87 pounds of Max stretched out on the floor beside me. His younger and much smaller brother settled close beside him. Afraid I’d trip over them if I got up in the night, I decided to move them to their usual sleeping spot.
I trudged upstairs with Strider, my smaller boy, in tow and headed back for my stubborn boy Max. On my return, I met Max climbing the steps. Good, I didn’t have to drag him to his bed.
Finally, I could settle down. I strode the few feet to my bed in the dark and fell—hard. Max had wadded the rug beside my bed in protest before leaving. My fall meant multiple visits to the chiropractor and left me with an injured shoulder.
Why did I fall on that familiar jaunt to my bed?
The darkness hid the snare lurking on the short path. A tiny light would have protected me.
We Need Light
We live in a dark world. To complicate matters, Satan and his emissaries masquerade as angels of light. Wolves dress as sheep—sometimes as shepherds. How do we navigate life safely?
We walk in the light. Even a short walk over familiar territory can prove dangerous in the dark.
Walk in the Light
Your word is a lamp to my feet. And a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105 NASB1995).
The Psalmist describes God’s word as a lamp. Imagine walking on a dark night with a torch or a lantern. How far ahead would you be able to see? You’d see where to step safely, but you would not see the whole path.
Sometimes we want God to light the whole path before we take the first step. But to walk in the light means to walk by faith and take the step He lights before us.
Those who love Your law have great peace,
And nothing causes them to stumble” (Ps. 119:165 NASB1995).
With all the turmoil in our world, we wonder what to do. Should we buy farmland, invest in crypto currency, retire, buy or sell a business or a home, stay put or move?
Trust God to Lead You
Years ago, my husband and I wrestled over whether to buy a lot for a house we wanted to build. As we sought the Lord, my daily Bible reading presented verses saying, “wait on the Lord and He’ll give you the land.” I told Larry, I’m not sure what this means, but “wait and land” keep showing up. We decided to wait.
A year later, the Scriptures changed to “when you go into the land and build your fine houses…”
Larry said he’d been sensing it was time to act too. During our wait we found a better house plan for our sloping lot and fine-tuned what we needed. Twenty-five years later, we’re in the same house and are thankful we listened to God and waited.
When we walk with the Lord, step by step He lights the way to the right place at the right time.
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Oh, the joys of those who … delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do” (Ps. 1:2-3 NLT).
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