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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Getting Enough Light for the Next Step

In review of Psalm 119:130 it says, “Understanding your word brings light to the minds of ordinary people.”

Bottom Line:
The teaching of your word gives light for the next step, it’s easy for anyone to understand.

What this means to me:
The explanation of your teaching brings light and understanding so that I can understand the next steps.

Everyone needs light in their life. Physical light is needed to make sure I can see the world around me, and so that I can avoid running into obstacles.

Through his Word, God wants to provide light for my mind. The Bible says, “Understanding your word brings light to the minds of ordinary people” (Psalm 119:130 CEV).

God wants to give light to every everyone. He wants to light up our minds with the truth of who he is and his next step for us to take.

Biblical meditation is often the key to turning on that light. I need to soak my mind in this light. Biblical meditation itself is focusing on the Word of God. When I do, I can bring his light to into my life.

Through his Word, God helps me to see my life through a different perspective. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (NIV). God’s Word will give me direction in life; it will show me the path God wants me to be on.

As an analogy; If dark and you have a flashlight. In order to get more light on your path, you need to take the next step. Your vision is still limited, however taking the next step allows you to see further down the path.

I think I’m learning is that often I get stuck in moving forward, as I’m looking for a light from God for my whole path. I want to see everything from start to finish. I want to know what the path will look like and what obstacles lie ahead, and I’d like to know how long it will take to get there. What I need to remember is that God gives just enough light for the next step. I need to take that next step. When I do, God will give me light for the step after that and the step after that, etc.

One of the best ways to turn on the light of God’s Word is to pray God’s Word, like Psalm 119:18: “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” To see wonderful things from God’s Word, I just need to simply ask God to open my eyes to what he he is saying and what he wants to do through me and my life through what he has revealed.

One thing that is certain, God is ready to turn on the light.

As much as I’d like it, God isn’t going to supply the full light for my path. He only provides enough light for the next steps. He does this so that I can rely on him, rather than myself or a plan.