MAY 28 – JUNE 3, 2017
“Your words are a flashlight to light the path ahead of me and keep me from stumbling. (Psalm 119:105 TLB)
Imagine trying to find your way through a dark path. You’ll probably knock down some stuff, almost trip, miss your turn or maybe even fall into a hole. What if you were offered a flashlight to help you see your way through? You’ll pay anything to get that flashlight, wouldn’t you?
Mary sat at the feet of Jesus to hear His words (Luke 10:38-42). Even when her sister, Martha, complained to Jesus, Mary still didn’t jump to her feet to run to help her. Mary may not have known that what she was doing was anointing Jesus in preparation for His burial (John 12:3), but she had a desire to anoint his feet with her very expensive perfume, and she did it.
I recall Jesus saying to Martha when she complained to Him that Mary wasn’t helping her serve. Jesus said “…there is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it – and I won’t take it away from her!” (Luke 10:42 TLB). Mary had found the one needful thing. Mary had found her flashlight! This was what helped her see that on her path, the anointing of Jesus was to take place at a certain time and day.
Maybe that was the purpose of Mary’s life; to anoint Jesus for burial. If that was it, she certainly fulfilled her purpose. Her flashlight helped her fulfill her purpose.
The word of God is what we need to help us through life so that we can manage our lives properly; so that our lives are what it was intended to be. God does not intend for us to grope in the dark through life, trying to figure our way through ourselves, stumbling here and there. No! That is the reason He gave us His word to help us see our way through life, giving us the ability to make the right choices, the right decisions and the right judgement. The word helps us take the right steps and make the right moves. No stumbling here because our path is well lit.
If you find you are stumbling through life or missing your way constantly, that’s an indication that your flashlight is either off or very dim. You need to recharge the batteries or get new ones. Sometimes, when the batteries have been in there for so long and the flashlight has not been in use, the batteries can weaken. Knowing the word is not enough if we are not living by it or implementing it. The more this flashlight stays on, the brighter it gets!! The entrance of thy word gives light (Psalm 119:130).
A young man named Joshua was told that if he would keep his flashlight on and close to him always, if he would value very highly his flashlight and allow it help him see and manage his way through life, he would be very successful; he would always make wise decisions, wise choices and wise judgement. Well, he believed and was very successful (Joshua 1:8).
My dear Reader, do you have your flashlight on? Have you figured out the importance of your flashlight to your everyday living? Trust in the power of your flashlight and it will help you see your way through life successfully.
I pray that you will see your way through life successfully. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen!! Win wonderfully, the rest of the week.