“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Prov 3:5-6)
We are to trust God with all our hearts and not depend on what we know. We may not always know what lies ahead. At all times, we should include God in everything we do. This way, we give Him a chance to keep us on the right track. Nothing is so serious that God can’t solve it, and nothing is too small that God can’t care about it. It is like the relationship between the Lord Jesus Christ and the universe. He is so big that He fills the entire universe, and He is so small that He lives in our hearts. If we have faith in God, our anxiety and unease can be minimized when things are tough.
“[W]e also […] do not cease to pray for you…that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” (Col 1:9-10)
Paul prayed for the believers of Colosse to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. The purpose of this knowledge is so that they can walk worthy of the Lord, be fully pleasing to Him, and be fruitful in every good work. Knowledge of the Bible is not meant to remain merely as such; it is supposed to be manifested in how we live our everyday lives. Is our life worthy of the sacrifice Jesus made?
When I was younger, one of my favorite poems was “Footprints in the Sand.” However, as I grew older, I heard criticisms against this poem, that it was misleading because God doesn’t carry us on our spiritual journey; we ourselves need to walk with His help, even through the difficult times. I have even heard of a similar poem vulgarly titled “Buttprints in the Sand,” which needless to say uses satire to prove this very point.
While I agree that our walk of faith is indeed a walk that requires our own efforts and resolve, I believe there is merit in the original poem, which at the end reveals that when there was only one set of footprints, it was not that God abandoned us, but that He carried us. Continue reading
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (Jn 8:12)
Jesus Christ is the light of the world. How is Jesus the light in our life? When we follow Jesus Christ, the light of the world, we can avoid walking blindly and falling into sin. He lights the path ahead of us so we can see how to live and how to find purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction in life and in Him. Jesus Christ is the true light; He helps us see our way to God and shows us how to walk along that way.