GUIDANCE FROM THE WORD
THURSDAY 21 JULY 2022
Light is primarily a luminous emanation, probably of force, from certain bodies, which enables the eye to discern form and colour. The Word of God is a great and glorious light; Its a directing light. It directs on what to do, how to walk and how to discern our path without difficulty, so that we can see our way clearly, and not stumble in the dark. All of God's guidance come from His Word. You cannot separate His answers from His Word and He cannot guide you outside of His Word.
Reference: Psalm 119:105 New International Version (NIV, 1984 Edition) 'Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.'
This very verse was written by the Psalmist to glorify God and His Word. What is the purpose of lamp? We actually use lamps in a dark area, so we can see properly and locate what is on the horizon in order to walk along it, beyond a shadow of doubt or a darkened view. In another way, light from a lamp can illuminate a nearby pathway. So literally or figuratively, the Psalmist referred to God's Word as a lamp which gives light to our path. The Vine's Greek Dictionary defines light as 'Photizo' which means, 'to shed rays, i.e. to shine or to brighten up; enlighten, illuminate, (bring to, give) light, make to see.'
The Word of God is our sure guide and the source of divine light. Psalm 119:130 (NKJV) tells us that the entrance of God's Word gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. Without the regular intake and digestion of the Word, you'll be 'in the dark' as to what to do, what's best for you and the direction your life should go. When the Word of God enters into the chambers of the heart, light is scattered on all sides to dispel any form of darkness. And that's the true value of the Word.
Whatever God tells you in His Word, you can count on it by exercising your faith in the dictates. There are manifold precepts in the Scriptures, but mainly God has given us principles to activate. When activated, these principles provide light in form of wisdom, discernment, good decision and revelation knowledge. They direct us on how to successfully navigate under all conditions.
Apart from turning to the persons you trust for the right guidance, you can always go to God first by studying and meditating on the Scripture. Make His Word your first option rather than your last resort. As you fellowship with His Word, the Holy Spirit will grant you 'good judgement and knowledge', more than enough to move you in the right direction, based on your concern. Sometimes, He will drop in your heart, the answer to that question that causes you to persist in doubt - in your mind. Yes, the greatest clarity as to God's will for your next move will often find expression in your spirit as you purposefully meditate on His Word.
Of all the great promises God gave us in His Word, not one word has ever failed. When you hold on to their manifestation, they'll light up the black spot in any area of your life. And apparently, you can bet your life on the Word and be absolutely certain that you'll never miss your way as you walk in the light of it.
Scripture Reading - Psalm 43:2; Proverbs 6:23; Job 29:3; Psalm 18:28; John 8:12.
Exuberant Declaration: The Word of God is a great light with excellent properties. As I give due attention to it, I experience divine illumination. Like the beams of the sun, the Word enters through the doorway of my understanding, and dispels any darkness. Being grounded and settled in the light, I continually receive proper guidance inspired by the Holy Spirit, enabling me to walk in excellence and to prosper in all that I do. Hallelujah!