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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Enough Light for the Next Step

In Psalm 119:130 I read, “Understanding your word brings light to the minds of ordinary people.” (CEV)

Everyone needs light to make sure you can see the world around you, to avoid running into obstacles.

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

God wants to give light—his light—to every single person. He wants to light up my mind with the truth of who he is and his next step for my life

Biblical meditation is often the key to turning on that light. I soak my mind in the light. Biblical meditation isn’t losing my mind to the universe; it’s focusing it on the Word of God. When I do that, I bring light to my life. 

Through his Word, God helps me to see 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 gives me direction in life. It shows me the path God wants me to take

When Psalm 119 was written, the “lamp” referred to a candle in a lamp that people carried with them as they walked in the darkness. It was similar to how we might use a flashlight today. If I hold a flashlight and I want the light to shine further down the path, I have to take the next step. 

Many times I’ve been stuck and looking for light from God for my whole path. But I’ve found that God gives me just enough light for the next step. I’m to take that next step, and then God gives me light for the step after that

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” (NIV). 

To see wonderful things from God’s Word, I just need to ask God to open my eyes to what he wants to do through my life.

He’s ready to turn on the light.