Use the Light!

How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts, I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. Psalm 119:103-105 (WEB)

[Jesus said,] “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn’t darkness.       Luke 11:33-35 (WEB)

Getting up in the middle of the night happens frequently at my age. I can be positive that I know the way in my own house to the bathroom so I don’t turn on the light.  Besides, I’m being a loving wife by not turning on the light and disturbing Henry! (Like the light will wake him from a dead sleep!)  WHAM!  I bang my toe into the edge of the doorway because I misjudged the space!  Now Henry is awake because I just yelled and scared him into high blood pressure!  Why didn’t I use the light?

As I ‘stumble’ around in my everyday life trying to stay on the path in a world of darkness, why don’t I use the Light? Why is it I feel that “I can do it!”

Jesus is my ‘life coach’. God has given me a life manual, the Bible. If I will put in the time and make the priority choice to be present, Jesus will show me how to build a relationship with Him. He will put His light and set my feet on the path that He desires for me.

Too many times when I am reeling from the financial problems or the family strife or I am backed into a corner and see no options – I work myself up in a frenzy or weep into my pillow. Spent and exhausted, it occurs to me, ‘Oh! I should pray!” Pray first! The rest won’t be needed!<

I have the Light. Hiding it away in the drawer and pulling it out when I have searched myself into a frantic headache sounds like a ‘freshman’ mistake. I know Jesus! I know what He has done in my life. I have been down the dark road. I like the Light soooooo much more!

God said that if I ask for wisdom that He would give it (James 1:5). Here is the Light on the table of my life, ready to spill its beams to every dark corner and provide me with Truth and God’s direction.
Let us not hide the Light away and pretend that we can ‘get around’ just fine without Him. Let us keep Jesus right here in every moment where He wants to be. Jesus wants to guide us. He doesn’t want us to stumble and fall.

Let us begin today, now. When the moment happens, instead of a headache, let’s turn to Jesus and grab His hand; letting Him lead. Listen! “Be still and know that I AM GOD” (Psalm 46:10). He is my Light in this dark world. I want to be filled with this Light that others might see me and know they have seen the Light of God…. and totally forgot I was even involved. Jesus, Savior and Lord…Light of the World.

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