Theme of the Week: New Beginnings
Bible Verse: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 NIV
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 15:16; Psalm 119:97–105; Matthew 4:1–4; 2 Timothy 3:14–17
In today’s hectic, fast-paced lifestyles, we would do well to stop for a moment and consider what path our feet are on, to pause everything and look down at the path our life is on. Where will it take us tomorrow? Everyone is going somewhere but many of us have no idea where that is. We each need a well-lit path, blessed by God Himself.
This is what God’s Word (the Scriptures) will do for the Christian. We may start out unsure about where to go, but God’s Word promises to shine a light on our path – if we commit to it. The writer of Psalm 119 said the Word of God was “a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.” He didn’t say this was automatic for everyone; this was something He made personal.
When you commit to daily time in the Word of God, it will light up your path too. But you have to make it a personal experience. If you don’t like where you are right now, let God’s Word show you the way. The path you are on is always more important than how things are at any moment. A well-lit path can lead you out of some very dark woods.
The Psalmist was so committed to the Word that he found them sweet to his taste. Jeremiah said something similar. Jesus said we live by the Word. The Scriptures are our spiritual food; our main source of spiritual nourishment. To skip this mealtime, is to do so at our own detriment. If you want to be strong spiritually, then time in His Word is a must.
Start feeding on the Word. To grow out of spiritual childhood, you must learn to feed yourself. Don’t wait for the next church service or a spouse’s encouragement. Start taking care of your own spiritual nourishment.
If it’s your first time reading the Scriptures, start in the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. Then read the entire Bible. God’s Word will give you a blessed path for your feet
Prayer: Father, I need your Word. I need it more than ever because I want to know your will and follow your paths for my life. I ask you to guide me by your Holy Spirit in the days ahead as I read your Scriptures. Show me what they mean and how to apply it to my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Reflection: Paths matter. Where are your feet right now? Take some time to add a daily Bible reading plan into your life that is practical and sustainable. Give God room to speak into your life through His Word. Let Him light up your path and take you places you’ve never been.
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