Light for my path
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)
The Book of Psalms belongs to the Wisdom Literature of the Bible. It makes sense because the psalms are dripping with wisdom. They were composed as songs of praise for God, and the truest wisdom is to live our lives with the knowledge that we are headed toward God.
God has a plan for our lives
People today are looking for meaning in their lives. God has a purpose for each one of us. It is not that he uses us, but he has a plan for us that leads to the fulfillment of our life's mission. Before you were born, God had thought of you, the family and the place you would grow up, and the great good that you would contribute to the world. You are one more person who is helping to make the world a greater place.
A lamp for my feet
We all know what it is like to walk around in the dark. It is easy to stub your toe or trip on something. God, by being a lamp for our feet, helps us to avoid stumbling. How often do you ask God to be a lamp? It is easy to become self-sufficient. We want to have the final decision over our own existence. But God is not to be ignored. He wants to make sure that we are safe on the journey that is life.
A light for my path
"What should I do?"This question has probably crossed your mind more than once. One good thing about this question is that it shows openness. But it would not be good to despair with the question. Many people think that their lives have no purpose, and by thinking that they live like that. But we know that God has great plans for us. So when we think of him as a light for our path, we are touching upon a deep reality. God is willing to guide us and show us what we should be doing. We know this, especially through the Ten Commandments and the laws of the Church. Then, for more specific decisions, we have our conscience which helps us to discern good and evil - choosing the good and avoiding that which would do us harm.
Will you spend five minutes and ask God what path He wants to lead you on today?