Ever feel like you need arrows pointing to the right decisions to make? How about a guide to light your path on this journey of life that we’re on?
I would be very surprised if any of us said no to either one of these questions. I know I would like a personal guide for each day. What would it be like to get ‘Judy’s agenda for today’ from God on my phone? It would give me a plan for the whole day so I could do exactly what God wants me to do today and make all the right decisions.
The reality is that God has already given you and me a guidebook for our lives. The Bible.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” Psalm 119: 105.
The Bible doesn’t have directions like ‘do laundry today’ or ‘buy groceries’. We can figure out those easy things on our own.
God’s Word tells me the important stuff like what my top 2 priorities are for each day – to love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as much as I love myself.
When we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of us. One of his purposes is to guide us into truth and show us what is false. When we read and study the Bible with our eyes and our hearts wide open, the Holy Spirit highlights the sections of God’s Word that we need for guidance today and he draws our attention to the truth that we need to know to make the right decisions for tomorrow..
God wants you and me to plug into his guidebook each day so we know what direction to go. Through his word he provides a lamp for our feet.
This is my 11th consecutive year of reading the entire Bible and I don’t know how I would take my next step without it.
Thank you, Abba Father.