Walking in the Light. 396. July 24, 2022

Updated: Aug 3




KEY SCRIPTURE 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.


APPLICATION

We read and hear about walking in the light, so I thought I'd put one aspect on it.


Our key scripture speaks of walking in the same light as did Jesus Christ. Jesus enjoyed marvellous fellowship with His Father and those who followed Him.


When reading our Bible in faith, a particular scripture will leap out at us while others don't. Here, the Lord is trying to get our attention. He is illuminating or spotlighting a verse or passage while concealing others. If we're faithful, we begin walking toward that glowing scripture leading us somewhere. The journey for that time or problem commences from where we are to the place of the Lord's choosing, our answer.


That sole scripture may be the only one the Lord uses to light up the path. Then again, He might put the floodlights on and lead us through a mini Bible study.


Why did we search that day? Something is pressing on our heart. We might have been angry, depressed, lonely, confused, hurt or seeking the Lord's direction for something else, a better marriage or job. So we do what we always do, pray and read.


Psalm 119:105 says, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,"


This well-known scripture only becomes valid if we begin walking on the Lord's journeys. On some treks, we arrive at our answer in a few seconds or minutes, while others take days, weeks or months.


His Word will answer, and that answer is the light we seek for that issue. From the beginning, we walk from streetlight to streetlight, following specific scriptures to the revelation at our journey's end, the opening of our mind and heart: the Aha moment.


That light also shows us which scriptures are less illuminated despite being relevant to the subject so that He can lead us more directly. The Bible uses an economy of words. Its passages, lines and thoughts are the simplest to get the point across. We see that Jesus also followed that principle, as everything He said was brief but full of power.


In the same way, we get led using that light as we might with stepping stones, our feet landing on more critical passages while stepping over those less necessary.


"This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes," says Psalm 118:23. We cannot fathom the depth of connection between scripture and our inner selves. How God can lead our hearts and minds through pathways of revelation and understanding. Where one solitary scripture can bring empathy or revelation, tears or shouts of joy. But we know He is our faithful guide leading us to daily answers in the hope we will continually walk in the light of His Word.


PRAYER

Dear Lord, full of wonder and surprise, thank you for having the answers to all my queries, worries and lack of understanding. I am continually astounded at the glory of your paths, where, upon reading a mere few words, you can turn my arrogance to humility, coldness to compassion, and my tears to joy. Praise you in word and deed.

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