You are a light to my path and a lamp to my feet. Psalm 119:105
Today, let’s start with a prayer:
Lord, Please remove the scales from my eyes so that I might see your path clearly set before me, step by step. Thank you, Lord, for what You are doing behind the scenes to prepare me to walk on it. Give me courage to trust and obey Your vision for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
This is a simple prayer referring to the revelation given to Paul during three days of blindness. I super-summarized this event in my Three Days on Straight Street post, but please visit Acts 9 for the full story.
With his vision restored, Paul saw a clear path before him that would be filled with many obstacles, but he remained undaunted. After his Damascus Road experience, Paul had proof that Jesus and all He said was real.
It is unlikely that we will have the same sort of experience, but we don’t have to because God gave us Paul’s experience and everything else we read in the Bible, as proof that He is real.
You could say that Paul’s experience is ours to lean on.
If you are struggling to see a clear path, maybe it’s because you’re not ready yet. Maybe God is still working out something in you or you are still holding on to something He’s telling you to let go of. Maybe you’re afraid to move forward without seeing the full picture.
Keep praying and reading your Bible, think of this as your flashlight. Remain steadfast, because God’s love is steadfast (Psalm 136). Trust God because He has your best interest in mind (Jerimiah 29:11). Believe that He will not leave you or forsake you because He promised not to (Joshua 1:9).
God never overloads us. The scales will eventually fall and you will see the path clearly before you, most likely, one step at a time.
This post is the last installment of a Five Minute Friday 10 day Writing Challenge. A five-minute free write to the daily prompt. The prompt today is CLEAR.
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