Illuminate my path

Psalm 119: 89-176

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

The imagery of light and dark pervades our way of thinking and speaking.  When an idea suddenly comes upon me, I say that an idea dawned upon me.  The idea lit me up.  I think the same is true of the above passage.  Those who unpack the words of the Lord in scripture have light that permeates everything they do, think, understand, feel, and become.

I’ve learned through the years that my thought processes are easily adaptable to whatever people I talk to or books I read.  I’ve even accidentally adopted mannerisms or ways of speaking after hanging out with someone for a long time.  The trick is to use this tendency of mine for God’s glory!  I would love to have a manner of speech that imitates the truths I read about in God’s word.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will remind me of all these truths as I follow in the footsteps of the psalmist, asking that the Lord will:

Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.

Lord, may the light that comes from your word illuminate my path!

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