[note]Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 (KJV)[/note]
The foremost purpose of a map and compass is to give direction. Nobody in their right mind travels without a gadget to point them in the right direction. Even when you know where you are going, having a map or compass handy is always a guarantee that you won’t get lost, right? Truly, life is journey. A long remarkable journey which you haven’t travelled before. There are lots of twists, turns, bumps and obstacles on the road. These may make life seem hard but having God as your guide makes everything easier.
Have you ever been lost before in the middle of nowhere? Really lost that getting back to civilization seemed like a dream? If you have, you will know that finding your way can be very difficult. Everyday, you are faced with fresh challenges, ones which may require you to make important decisions. In order not to get hopelessly lost, the first thing to do is to pray. Now wait for God’s reply. God can reply by speaking directly to your heart, speaking through somebody else, nevertheless, the bible is one of the avenues by which God can speak to you. Yes, it was written thousands of years ago but the content is still relevant today! It is there to provide you with leading and direction for everyday life.
After praying the next thing is to look into God’s word and find out what he already said about your situation. In the bible, there is a word for everybody, everyday and every situation. The bible is full of answers, answers to every questions of life.
To your advantage, technology has made things easier. There are numerous bible software which enables you to thoroughly search the bible using keywords and phrases. How wonderful God is! Always pray before reading your bible that God should show you the word for the hour. Finding out what God already said about your situation brings encouragement and helps intensify your prayer because you can know pray with understanding using scriptures. If he has done it for somebody before in the scriptures, remind him by quoting it. This along with your faith pushes God to action!
Thank you Lord for your word. Give me strength to search your word constantly for directions that you have for my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen [/blockquote2]