Psalms 119:105 NIV
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
God's word is so very precious to us in our lives. We live in a world that is filled with darkness and deception. Without God's word, we would wander aimless not understanding who He is and what He has called us to do. We are called to be led by the Holy Spirit. But the Spirit of God will simply lead and guide us into all truth. He will never call us to do anything that would contradict God and His word.
We live in a day and age in which many are abandoning truth and sound doctrine. They are chasing after demonic and deceptive doctrines. They chase after that which tingles the ear and makes them feel very comfortable in their sin. The more our world and cultures becomes self-centered, the more the enemy has an opportunity to influence the hearts and minds of many. Through media and entertainment we are continually lied to and the voice of the enemy tries to find ways into our heart and mind.
But what will truly guard our hearts and minds in this hour is the truth of God's word. Time spent daily in God's word, immersing our minds and hearts in the truth of scripture will not only help us to understand and know God in a greater way, but we will also come to know the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Again the Holy Spirit will lead and guide us into all truth. He is the one who transforms us from the inside out. But for transformation to take place we must renew our minds continually with scriptures.
Spending time in the truth of God's word will enable us to recognize the lies and deceptions of this age. The only way to recognize a counterfeit is to know what the real looks like. Satan's lies are often packaged as half truths. They have an aspect of truth, but when you begin to truly examine them you find our deceptive they are.
The reason lie and deception is so powerful is because when we begin to believe a lie, it shapes the way we think and it shapes the way we live. If we come to believe that we are the one's who ultimately determine our gender or sexuality, we will reject the truth of how God has designed us and instead embrace the lie of Satan. We will be robbed of all that God has planned and purposed for us simply because we have believed the lie and we have embraced.
May the word of God truly be the lamp unto our feet and the light unto our path. May every day we have on this earth be committed to the daily study of God's word. May we be found as one who rightly divides truth and rightly handles truth. The Holy Spirit is our guide upon this earth. We have not been left as orphans. He desires to pour great and mighty revelation into our hearts. But we must draw near. We must ask. We must seek Him.
Father I pray today that you would lead and guide me into all truth. May your word immerse my mind and heart. May you guard me from every lie and deception of the enemy. Father I pray that I would treasure your word and that Holy Spirit you would pour forth great and mighty revelation into my mind and heart. Help me to understand the scriptures in a greater way. Help me to simply know you more intimately. In the name of Jesus, Amen!