Psalms 27:1 – The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? The knowledge of the strength and services the Lord has made available to His children gives them the holy boldness to face the fiercest battles in life. Such boldness comes from total dependence on the revealed attributes of the Lord which come from the experiences through which the Lord takes His children on a daily basis. When they need direction in a dark world, God’s children go to Him who is the light of the world. In His light they are able to see the pathway that He has marked out for them. When there are formidable forces working against them, the children of God depend on the strength of the Lord to deliver them out of it. Total dependence on the power and strength of the Lord takes away all fear and lack of confidence from His children and make them bold enough to walk forward trusting in Him. Such experiential knowledge about the power of our Lord makes us challenge any force on earth which comes to shake our faith or threaten us. Even when we pass through a time of darkness, the Lord is with us to hold our hands and take us forward. When decisions are hard to make, the Lord gives us the confidence to go forward trusting Him to take us to the next milestone that we need to reach. At each milestone, we have the opportunity to praise the Lord for taking us there and trust Him to lead us on. This was what patriarchs like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did. So on their way, they often stopped to worship and praise God who brought them to that point in life. How wonderful it is to meet the Patriarchs at Hebron, Bethel, Beersheba, Peniel, Cherith, Moriah and Mahanaim and join them in worshipping Jehovah-Jireh who is also our Ebenezer!
Dear friend, your Lord is with you today to make your pathway shine with His light. He walks in front of you to ward off any attack of the enemy and deliver you with His might. But remember, you will face distractions from the enemy to go the wrong way. The enemy of your soul will send you pseudo lights, but you need to test to see where it is coming from and keep away from all that is not from the Lord. Perhaps you will have the temptation to depend on your own knowledge, strength, skills or ideas. Dependence on these will take away your trust in the Lord. In all the steps that we take forward, we must consult the Lord and ask for His leading. It is always better to wait for the Lord’s time to come. Doing things in a hurry can often lead us to act impulsively. Let us make sure that our impulses are cross-checked with the Lord in order to make sure not to take any wrong move forward. Let us keep our eyes and ears open to the wisdom which comes from the Lord through His Word and His Spirit. Let us fix our eyes on the Lord and on His light and strength. Let us confess any detour that we have taken and come back to the right path which the Lord shows us. On His path, we will see His light and enjoy His deliverance. Let us depend on His strength to deliver us from the dangers that might come our way. David had to depend solely on the strength and light of the Lord to move from darkness and danger. Today the God of David is with us and will make available to us the same light that He shed on the way of all His servants in the past. We can depend on this God who is the very personal help in times of need to keep us going when the going gets tough and there is rough weather around us.Psalms 27:5 – For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Thought for Today
When we depend on the light and strength of the Lord for our daily walk, He will give us the holy boldness to laugh at all impossibilities and march forward.