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Are You One of the Few

06/13/2020

It’s another day. Maybe a great day. Maybe a blah day. Or, perhaps the worst day of our life. What do we do? If we’re wise, we’ll follow David’s example. He had ups and downs and promises unfulfilled for what seemed a long time. What do we learn from him? In 2 Samuel 22:29, we find his key to success. “You are my lamp, O Lord; and the Lord illumines my darkness.” If we didn’t know the context in which he said this, we might think David is sailing through life with God as His LAMP. But when we read the verse in context, we discover he’s been in the dark, battling an enemy, and with walls to get over. (2 Samuel 22:30) Are you in the dark? Are you battling something? Are there walls you need to get over? The fact that there are dark, difficult struggles in our life is not what is unusual. The fact that the Lord of the Universe is our personal illuminator through them is incredible! There are many people, according to Jesus (Matthew 7:13-14), who do not have God as their LAMP.  If you are one of the few who does, you are incredibly blessed. The question is – are you turning to your LAMP? Are you walking in the light He shines on your path? Are you reading His enlightening Words in Scripture? Are you following His illuminating Spirit as you quieten your heart in prayer; asking, then listening for His guidance?

Lord, the fact that You, the Lord of the Universe, offer Yourself as a LAMP to our path is unique and incredible. May we who know You respond gratefully and wisely seek and follow Your Light.

Are You One of the Few

07/06/2019

It’s another day. Maybe a great day. Maybe a blah day. Or, perhaps the worst day of our life. What do we do? If we’re wise, we’ll follow David’s example. He had ups and downs and promises unfulfilled for what seemed a long time. What do we learn from him? In 2 Samuel 22:29 we find his key to success. “You are my lamp, O Lord; and the Lord illumines my darkness.” If we didn’t know the context in which he said this, we might think David is sailing through life with God as His LAMP. But when we read the verse in context, we discover he’s been in the dark, battling an enemy, and with walls to get over. (2 Samuel 22:30) Are you in the dark? Are you battling something? Are there walls you need to get over? The fact that there are dark, difficult struggles in our life is not what is unusual. The fact that the Lord of the Universe is our personal illuminator through them is incredible! There are many people, according to Jesus (Matthew 7:13-14), who do not have God as their LAMP.  If you are one of the few who does, you are incredibly blessed. The question is – are you turning to your LAMP? Are you walking  in the light He shines on your path? Are you reading His enlightening Words in Scripture? Are you following His illuminating Spirit as you quieten your heart in prayer; asking, then listening for His guidance?

Lord, the fact that You, the Lord of the Universe, offer Yourself as a LAMP to our path is unique and incredible. May we who know You respond gratefully and wisely seek and follow Your Light.

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Praise to the Lord, My LAMP

06/27/2018

“You are my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness.”

2 Samuel 22:29

If we hurriedly read David’s words in 2 Samuel 22:29, we might get the impression that he’s sailing through life with God as His LAMP. But if we listen to David’s words in the context in which they’re written, we learn that he’s in the dark, battling an enemy, and has walls he needs to get over. (2 Samuel 22:30) Are you in the dark in some area of your life? Are you battling something? Are there walls you need to get over? God is your LAMP, too. Turn to His counsel. Walk one step at a time in the light He shines on your path.

Thank you, Lord, for being the LAMP who sheds light on our path day and night. 

LAMP

03/23/2013

“You are my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness.”

2 Samuel 22:29

If we hurriedly read David’s words in 2 Samuel 22:29, we might get the impression that he’s sailing through life with God as His lamp. But if we listen to David’s words in the context in which they’re written, we learn that he’s in the dark, battling an enemy, and has walls he needs to get over. (2 Samuel 22:30) Are you in the dark in some area of your life? Are you battling anything? Are there some walls you need to get over or through? God is your LAMP, too. 

Thank you, Lord, for being my LAMP and for showing me how to navigate through my day and this dark world!

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ILLUMINES MY DARKNESS

03/06/2013

“You are my lamp, O Lord; And the Lord illumines my darkness.”

2 Samuel 22:29

Are you in a dark spot? Maybe not literally, but it feels like it. You’re down. You don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps it’s the sin that surrounds you that oppresses your spirit. Maybe you’ve lost your vision for future projects or the vision for the family that you always wanted. Perhaps the thought of growing older and entering the sunset years doesn’t ring your bell like the golden days of youth. Whatever the case, there is good news. God is an eternal lamp that illumines darkness. Wherever you go, whatever your future, He will be there. Day by day, moment by moment, you can turn from the darkness and look to the Light of His presence. You can say with the psalmist, “You illumine my darkness.”  

Lord, I praise you, for you ILLUMINE MY DARKNESS!

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