Friday, February 10, 2012

Are your lights on?


This is how it looked as I drove the kids to school today. Thick fog - low visibility. Certainly not the best driving conditions.

It reminded me of our Christian walk.

We are expected to stay on the right path (road) which is narrow, the fog would represent the noise around us in the world (sin).

How should we, as Christians, navigate in such conditions?

First, pay attention to the road. I noticed how much more attentive and alert I became today. This didn't represent the usual driving conditions. Sometimes the chaos around us will sharpen our focus on the road ahead.

Next, turn on your lights. Unless an oncoming car had it's lights on, they would likely go unseen and risk causing an accident. I realized how all vehicles are equipped with lights, but turning them on in a fog is a conscious decision. We can turn on our spiritual lights by memorizing the word of God and then speaking it into our lives.

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

Have you turned on your lights today? If so, please leave a comment and tell us what you did.



Daveda said...

I keep my lights on by staying saturated with the love and grace of Jesus. I find that if I continually stay focused on Him, my lights are just the right brightness for whatever "driving conditions" I may be in :)

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

Thanks for that, Daveda. Staying saturated with Him is so important.

Author Amanda Beth said...

Great message, Sonya:) As much as we all despise trials, they actually help us stay alert. Staying in the Word daily helps me see clearly. His Word lights my path.
Thanks for sharing this. God bless you:)