«Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path» (Psalm, 119:105).God’s Word is a light for me. By reading it I move towards light; it gives light to my steps. I get enlightened by God. God’s Word illuminates our path and brings clarity and direction to our lives. When we read it, clearness comes into our lives. There is so much confusion in the lives of many believers about different life issues. We understand that as believers we cannot live the same way the unbelievers live in this world, because God’s Spirit has inhabited our hearts and we are now the children of God. For this reason we should life in the right way, – the way pleasing to God. But sometimes we simply do not know what is right and what it means to do right. This happens because we do not have understanding in the particular area. And it is God’s Word that serves as God’s instrument which brings light and clarity into our lives:
«For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness» ( Psalm, 18:28).David is telling us here that he has a lamp. Every one of us has a lamp and this lamb is our human spirit. God is Spirit and He interacts with us on spiritual level. My spirit is the part of me that truly understands me. It is the part that understands God. I cannot understand God through my mind because He is beyond it. We can only understand God and spiritual matters through our spirit, so our spirit is our lamp. God’s Spirit penetrates the depths of our hearts and brings us understanding in our spirit:
« For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God» (1 Corinthians, 2:11).Without the spirit’s help I cannot even understand myself; I can’t know who I am, why I live and where I am going. The spirit of unbelievers is dead and that is why they do not feel and comprehend spiritual things. They live in total darkness and do not have any understanding of who they are, where they are going, why they work and live etc. It is because their spirit is dead. The Bible says that the human spirit needs light. This light must be lit and only the Lord is able to do that. When my spirit is enlightened and my lamp is burning, I am able to comprehend God’s wisdom and His secrets. The Bible says that these secrets of God help me grow and succeed in all that I do:
«But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God» (1 Corinthians, 2:10).So many verses of Scripture talk about this. David said that God enlightens his lamp. When the lamp is lit, darkness leaves the path where the person is walking. God did not create us to function in the dark, because darkness is not of God. From the very beginning God separated light from darkness and said: «Let there be light! ». God operates in the light. Every darkness, confusion and uncertainty is not of God. He desires for us to have understanding, clarity and light in our lives, because only when we walk in the light can we have fellowship with Him:
«But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin» (1 John, 1:7).For this reason God is very interested in lighting our lamps. When and how does God light our lamps? Does He do it when we are asleep? Is it a random act of God or is there a reason and regularity in it? I want to say loud and clear that there are no coincidences and accidents with God. He has a purpose and a plan in everything. God lights our lamps and give us clarity through HIS WORD. May God abundantly bless you today and give you hunger for His Word! Till tomorrow! Pastor Rufus Ajiboye
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