Last night I was reading my bible and came across a very familiar verse:
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path.
It reminded me a story of when I visited my friend in New Jersey about 10 years ago.
We'd gone to bible study, and of course I had never been there before. We got there when it was light out and had a wonderful study in the book of John...how I remember that, who knows! When we left and it had become dark. As we were walking to her car, I walked on ahead into this dark driveway.
I came to the end of the path in front of their house and I could tell there was a step down. I tried to feel with my foot how the path went on ahead of me, but I couldn't, so I lifted my leg to take a step of faith.
Instantly, their motion lights went on and I could clearly see the path ahead of me and the step down.
At that moment a truth stuck with me. This is how God operates. We're on a path of life, we can't see ahead of us, and God will light the path if we move in faith. We have to move first. If I would have just stood there, the light never would have gone on and I would have been stuck.
Now the motion light did not light the whole drive home, just what I needed to see it get where I needed to go at that moment.
God's Word says that His Word will light our path. Being in God's Word will shed light on those dark driveways of life!