MONDAY, March 23, 2020
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)
This past year, in serving as Senior Warden, a significant amount of my time was spent in devotions as part of our bi-weekly executive team meetings. Also, our monthly vestry meetings usually allotted time for us to separate into trios to have discussions about our spiritual journeys and how we have experienced God’s presence in our lives.
Prayers were offered asking for individual spiritual guidance and for our Parish to live into our mission as God would have us do – in essence, asking for the “light” to help us see the right steps and pathway.
This Psalm verse speaks clearly to me as guidance for living a Christian life and striving to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. God’s word can direct us in the choices we make, the actions we take, and in our relationships.
My personal example of this (finding guidance) is the recent participation within our Discipleship groups last year – studying Philippians, then in the fall, James. As we held our last gathering, our discussions centered on faith and actions and how we related to what we had been covering. At this time a clear ‘direction’ came to me, which was to work harder on my prayer life. Tom Mimms suggested a book about praying which I now have. Thank you, Tom.
During this season of Lent may we open ourselves to listen, in quiet and in solitude, to truly hear God’s voice, opening our hearts to His direction and His light for our path. May our steps allow us to do His will and let the light of Christ shine within us.