The oldest vehicle headlamps were lanterns fueled by oil that barely lit the roadway more than ten feet. Electric ones weren’t introduced until 1918. It was said they could illuminate a road sign up to 500 feet away, but the problem was that their glowing filaments had a very short life. Over the years, headlight technology advanced until today’s vehicles are equipped with new light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that provide longer life and greater distances of illumination. Still, none of them can light the curve in the roadway ahead, much less cover the entire distance to your destination. God’s Word the Bible is much like headlights. Your steps are lit by its reading and your path illuminated by your understanding. Yet, only God has the light on what is around the next curve in your life which is why you must give Him your complete trust.
“Let your eyes look straight ahead, Fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet, and take only ways that are firm. (Proverbs 4:25-26) NIV
Quote from presidentialprayerteam.org. Weekly prayer mail.
His Word helps us light our path, look to the path and stay on the direction He wants us to go. Proverbs tells us to gaze ahead and not be distracted and not shift our gaze to the right or left. We must walk forward on firm ground with our foundation in His Word. Our connection with God does not guarantee our safety, where we will be or what we will be doing around the next curve. God is guiding me now through His Word, and I will continue to trust Him around the next curve. For Patti and I, we have been blessed and will continue to trust in Him as we are so thankful for what he has done in the past. Consider where you might be in 5 years. Consider what your answer would have been if asked the same question 5 years ago! Beyond our health issues, our list would not have included retiring, actually moving into a 55 and over community, substitute teaching and now working on writing my fifth book. The curve your life is now approaching may be mixed good and bad. For each “opportunity”, God continues to tweak our lives to encourage us to depend on Him with our trust. I am always trying to watch where He is leading and wants to tweak me. Easier said, then done but —— just stay in His Word and on His path.
Focus Question: What can I do to start or increase my time with God in His Word this week?
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