“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). Is that how you think and live out your faith? Is God’s word a lamp to your feet and a light to your path? Is the word of God directing every step you take?
I love God’s word. I trust God’s word. I want God’s way and God’s will to direct my life. The problem is, like other Christians, I get sidetracked sometimes.
God’s word is like a spiritual GPS that directs our lives. The problem is sometimes we don’t use GPS and we end up going down the wrong road. Not too long ago I was on the phone (hands free) while driving and stayed on 635W when I should have switched to 161S. Not only did I go the wrong way, there was an accident up ahead and I got stuck in traffic for an hour! That’s how my life goes when I neglect to spend time in God’s word OR neglect to seek God’s word for answers in my life when I have struggles. Maybe you can identify with me on that – especially you men drivers!
Read Luke 8:1-15. Then listen to Ancient Words. After that, turn on your spiritual GPS to make sure you’re going the right way today.
Soon afterward, Jesus began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
Now when a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable: “The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky soil, and when it came up, it withered away because it had no moisture. Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out. And yet other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as much.” As He said these things, He would call out, “The one who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Now His disciples began asking Him what this parable meant. And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest they are told in parables, so that while seeing they may not see, and while hearing they may not understand.
“Now this is the parable: the seed is the word of God. And those beside the road are the ones who have heard, then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky soil are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and yet these do not have a firm root; they believe for a while, and in a time of temptation they fall away. And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked by worries, riches, and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity. But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and virtuous heart, and hold it firmly, and produce fruit with perseverance.