Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 11...

Morning Meditation:

“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.” (Pro. 6:23)

Tried, tested, and true. For those who have put God’s word to the test, it is a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path.
Have you ever felt the darkness? It is scary and it makes it difficult to move about. Have you ever not known what to do when you find yourself swimming in new waters? It is scary too. Uncertainty unnerves all of us from time to time. Fortunately, there is a source that brightens even the darkest corners of our lives. God has spoken and He has not left anything out that would be profitable to us.

We may struggle in ignorance for a while, but, if we continue to pursue God’s wisdom, the light will dawn on us. It will be one of those “it was right in front of my nose all the time” moments. Once you have acquired the light and clarity comes, you will no longer limp along with your old buddies doubt and fear, but you will run with confidence in the way God has opened up to you.
Our darkness is overcome when the Holy Spirit shines the flood-lights of God’s word into our hearts. Jesus promised us, “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what he hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.” (Jn. 16:13). Take heart! The darkness is passing and the true light is shinning.

To Consider:

Psalm 139:23-24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Are you engaged in intercessory prayer for others (Ezekiel 22:30; II Chron. 7:14; Eph. 6:18-19)

Evening Reading:

Psalm 119:81-88
כ Kaph
1 My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise;
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long must your servant wait?
When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me,
contrary to your law.
86 All your commands are trustworthy;
help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.
87 They almost wiped me from the earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love preserve my life,
that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.


Barb Papageorgiou said...

Cancer, can be big and scary. But GOD is bigger and peace. When you hear someone say you have cancer, a spirit of fear and death tries to take you. God leads us to the Truth. How you might say??? By bringing us to His Word. I was given a card, that had a scripture on it. We all get them. But until you take it and know it's for you, we hear God's word but never know the power of it. The card said. "Daughter, be of good comfort, your faith has made you whole, go in peace."

Shari Reid said...

I love when God speaks and then continually confirms what He has been speaking. For a good month now, maybe more, "The Fear of the Lord" has come up in devotions I have read, stories I have read, sermons I have heard, during my prayer time etc. And once again today at early morning prayer! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom and how often do I pray for God's wisdom! Time to re-read John Bevere's book "The Fear of the Lord" and begin studying this in scripture!