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faith and a flashlight

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” – Psalm 119:105*

One of the best apps on my phone is the Flashlight app.  It turns the flash for your camera into a flashlight, allowing you to toggle between different levels of brightness.  It has saved me on more than one occasion when I needed to find my way — or something I had dropped.

Just like a real flashlight, it won’t light up the entire area.  But it will light up enough of the area.  It will dispel enough darkness to allow me to move more freely than if I had no light at all.  Rather than grope along the wall, I can see far enough to take my next step.

Psalm 119:105  reminds us that God’s word is the best flashlight of all, illuminating our path better than we could for ourselves.

Darkness brings indecision, uncertainty.  Light offers confidence and security.

The Word of God may not shine directly into every corner of your life; if you’re waiting to find a verse that tells you to a buy a specific house, you’ll not find it.  But you will find a plenty of verses that talk about stewardship, wisdom, and godly living.  These principles function as a flashlight, lighting up enough of our path that we will feel confident moving forward — or staying put.

* Contrary to popular opinion, Amy Grant did not invent those words (or even the King James version of those words).  If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, then chances are good you were spared from the Christian rock of the 1980’s.