I have been struggling lately to keep up with my bible reading plan. I’m supposed to read every day, but I find myself skipping and having to play catch-up. I don’t like that because it becomes a “checklist” task, and I miss the enjoyment of it. It’s like scarfing down a meal because you are late for an appointment. One may as well eat hay.
This morning, instead, I sat on my porch and read Tuesday’s plan. In it was this little gem:
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Not only that, but this one, too:
Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
There is no doubt the people who designed this plan were very careful to try match themes, but I doubt if they planned this. Maybe it means more to me today than it might to you, but I find the two of them together pretty cool.
You see, I have a tendency to plan my own way. This is reflective of attention to my bible plan as well as my prayer life. Oh, and did I forget to mention my inattention to my journaling?
Should I be surprised, therefore, that I don’t find light on my path? Hardly. Afterall, the Psalm says, “Your WORD is a lamp…” I wrote about this not that long ago, and here I am again in Wanderland.
The good news is that God is always there for me. Always. All I need to do is return. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I look back just to make sure he’s there while I keep wandering farther away. It’s then that I can expect trouble.
I hope this is enough of a reminder for me to get back with the program. God is guiding me with his staff. How much better would it be to obey and follow him!
Father, thank you for these gentle reminders. I wander all too easily. I really don’t undestand why I do because I am ALWAYS better off with you than on my own. Thank you for always being there for me. I can count on you. Always. Amen.
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