Don’t you wish you knew everything that God had planned for you? If you didn’t know, God has a plan for you, He has a purpose for you, and He cares for you. Have you ever thought that since God knows all and sees all, He would sort of let you in on your own life? I know sometimes for me, it seems like I am in this rut, not going anywhere in my spiritual life or physical life. I have prayed and prayed for vision and direction on certain things and I get frustrated because I can’t see where it will be going in the future. We are in a place now where we expect to get information right away. With our computers and smart phones, we can be on the internet looking something up in two seconds and find out the answer. For some reason, we have gotten into the mind set that we expect God to answer us with the answer right away like someone would a text message, and if it does not come at an instant, we get frustrated and move on.
Psalm 119:115 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
This verse is so simple yet it holds a huge truth. When we are reading scripture, that is God’s litteral voice to us. His words are screaming off the pages to us. But they are exactly that: a lamp. God’s Word is a lamp to our feet, not a spotlight into the woods. A lamp does not light up the entire area, just the area around it. A lamp shows you were to step next. God does not shine a spot light on our life and show us everything, He shines a lamp and shows us our next step.
Just like walking through a forest with a flash light, you have it pointed on the ground showing you were your next step is. When you take that step, you are a little further on your journey. Same thing with our lives, in order for us to move in God’s direction, we first need to take the step He has laid out in front of us. As long as we are going step by step and constantly seeing after Him, He will continually light up our path with a lamp, showing us our next step. The question is, are you going to take that step to move forawrd even though its not completely lit.
I guess that’s why its called faith.