Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.Psalm 119:105 (ESV)
Yesterday we talked about emptying ourselves and allowing the Holy Spirit to fill us; and He certainly will if we ask Him for it. The Bible also tells us to be “instant in season, out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)), so not only do we need to walk in lockstep with the Holy Spirit; we also need to have the Word of God within us so the Holy Spirit can call it our remembrance. How can you remember something you’ve never learned/read?
Psalm 119 tells us that the Word is a “lamp” and a “light.” Not only is the Word a love story about God restoring us to righteousness in Christ, but it’s also our guide! If you have a question, chances are the Word and prayer will get you an answer. 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” How do we know that we’re supposed to fast? The Word. How do we know about salvation and how to fast? The Word. Every answer we need comes from God! When we bury ourselves in the Word, God can draw that forth so that we can be a help to those in need around us. Sometimes, it might be they need material help; but sometimes–many times–people need emotional and spiritual help that can only come from us “hiding His Word in our heart” and being obedient to the Holy Spirit.
Today and for the rest of this fast, take this challenge: read the Bible daily–a scripture, a chapter, a book–but read the Word and see what God does in your life!
Lord today I thank You that You’ve given me everything I need for life in Your Word and the Holy Spirit. I pray today that as I read Your Word that You would guide me in my studies and help me to commit it to memory–not just today’s memory, but long term. Let me be ready to help those in need, whoever they may be, when the Holy Spirit nudges me. Thank You for allowing me to be a vessel. In Jesus’ name, amen.