Thursday, September 22, 2016

Psalm 119:105 Days

Today is a Psalm 119:105 day for me.  I've had a lot of these recently.  Psalm 119:105 says,

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."

I'll never forget the day I learned the meaning of this verse.  I was sitting in service at First Church in Altoona, PA and John Collins was preaching.  He pointed out that the "light" & "lamp" referred to here aren't "SPOTLIGHTS" or "FLOOD LIGHTS" that expel all darkness.  They are little lights that give you light enought for your "next step."

Sometimes God does part the sea and make our foreseeable path blatantly clear.  But many days it's just about having light for that day... for that moment... resting and trusting in God for that next step.

Jesus said, "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Mat. 6:34).  Do you see that word "Therefore" -- any time you see that word you need to ask, "What's it there -- for ?"  It's a way of saying, "BECAUSE OF WHAT I JUST SAID..."  So, let's go back to the previous statement Jesus made.

"...seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well" (Mat. 6:33).  Translation--Keep the main thing the main thing and God will provide for you what you need...  So............ therefore............ don't worry about tomorrow.  Focus on walking with Jesus today.  Let His Word's light guide you through THIS step---and guess what?  When you get through this step and you're ready for the next one---The lamp of God's Word will be right there with you--to give you light (wisdom, understanding) for the NEXT one.

I guess we could sum this up by saying,  "Chillax ... take a deep breath... If you've trusted Christ, rest in Him.  He is with you.  Don't try to figure out your next 72 steps, just faithfully walk through the one that is right in front of you, knowing that God is with you and for you EVERY step of the way."

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