Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. John 12:35
He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12b
Most of us when we're going on a trip to a place we've never been before may do some research, check some related travel information or read a book concerning the place and surroundings. But for sure, everybody will study the road map, preferrably a detailed travel quidance. You want to make sure you're getting at the place of destination without losing time by getting lost. This all sounds like common sense.
Having a good road map but leaving it closed laying somewhere, does not help you much. You may know the direction to be East or West, but still you will not get there if that is all you know! You'll go criss-cross and you don't find the city or street. After awhile you're getting confused and still not at the right place. Next thing... you're giving up.
I'm just talking here about a traveling scenario on this planet. Not a big deal if you do get lost, because a rescue team can be sent after you, if needed.
How careless are so many people when it comes to traveling on the road towards eternity. They don't seem to care wherever they land. They get off course, in the ditch, bang up their vehicle, get hurt... and they still keep on going in circles, repeating the same old "trip" over and over again.
Even people who are traveling the road to heaven get sidetracked, disoriented and are losing their grip on the things they once called sacred. They may not be so serious in seeking the guidance of God's word, and do whatever they think is okay.
Without God's word man will get lost, because we can see only so far and know only so much. This life is too complicated, where the influence of sinful surroundings and sin itself take us off guard and lead us astray if we lean on our own understanding, or that of others. People will get confused and dishearted. Next thing is that they're on the wrong "road".
Following Jesus and get to the place where He wants you to be, takes guidance and the "road map", otherwise you'll get lost and never reach your destination. Just thinking that you know where you're going is NOT good enough. You need to go by the Word of God in order to get safely at the other shore. This means that you have to read, meditate and study the Bible and pray for understanding of the Word.
Your faith needs to be build up, and the joy of the Lord needs to be within you.
Once you become in agreement with what God wants for you, you will feel more secure and at peace because God will walk with you.
Don't follow Jesus just a little ways, but ALL THE WAY. Going ALL the way, makes life much easier because you'll establish a "bond" with God, through Christ. And you will know you are traveling on the RIGHT road.
Leaning on the Lord is like a child holding father's hand... you can't go wrong! The Lord knows of all things, and He hears your cries, as He does mine.
Therefore, let your eyes be focused on Him alone, since He will not abandon His child. Be not anxious for the day of tomorrow, because tomorrow may never come. Live day by day with God, as your Father and Christ as your Savior and Lord.
Allow the Holy spirit to flow in and through your life, for His glory ONLY. This is what God expects from you and me, to live for Him alone, not for anything else. No matter how important some issues may appear... walk in His ways and be an instrument in His hands and a pleasure in His sight.
"Travel Light With God as Your Guide"
Go in peace of the Father and He will accomplish all things in you, leading you all the way. AMEN AND AMEN!!
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4
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May the blessings of the Lord follow you all your life, is my prayer.
In His service,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman