Hi friends. Here's our next Devotion for you - enjoy!
I love the idea of travelling, and when the chance to do so arises, I reach for a good travel guide. A good guide is so valuable; it helps us prepare for the journey. It gives us the must do, must see list. The things to avoid; go but strictly at your own risk! A good guide is full of pictures to give a little taste of what is to come; it motivates us to make the best plans. We can learn about the places to stop for a while to really soak up what there is on offer, the atmosphere, the sights. The places to sit and eat and create special memories with our travel companions. What’s expensive? What’s good value? The benefits of a good guide book go on and on.
In the same way we rely on a good travel guide when taking a holiday, the Bible is the best guide to help us make this Life Journey. The verse we are reflecting on in this last week before the REAL conference is:
Psalm 119:105. Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Certain scriptures resonate with us, some become so special to us we may consider them life verses. A truth spoken into us over and over again at various times in our life, so that it is part of our make-up, or a single inspirational moment that will stay with us forever.
This scripture tells us that the Bible is the light for our life. Like the travel guide it help us make good choices, avoid the danger spots and gives us a glimpse of our final destination. Sometimes enough light is cast for just the next step, sometimes we can see a whole path, but unless we turn to God’s word regularly we are living without the best guide and often stumbling in the darkness. Unless we read the word we cannot know the word. If we do not know the word we cannot find our way.
In the beautiful poetic beginning of Johns Gospel, Jesus is called the Word, and is described as "...the light of all mankind." He is your light and my light, he is our lamp in the darkness. Our star to navigate this life by. We can hear from Him and know more about Him when we read our Bibles.
Do you have a life verse or verses that are part of who you are? Think about why they matter and how they became so special, and take time to re-read them in your Bible. If you are a very new Christian, or maybe still searching and wondering if Jesus is all He claimed to be, spend some time reading about Jesus in Matthew, Mark, Luke or John at the beginning of the New Testament, or read some more of the Psalms from the Old Testament, and ask God to speak to you through His word.
Thank you for your light, and thank you that we can know more about you and the life you bring through the Bible. Please prepare our hearts, minds and souls to hear from you at this REAL conference.