Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Thursday, January 12, 2012

day 206: Lamps and Lights

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path

I can't tell you how many times I've wanted that instruction manual to show up in my mailbox.

You know the one....

The one that tells you exactly what to do in every situation.

I started wanting it after I got married.

I was (for lack of a better term) sheltered and didn't really know how to take care of housely things.

I started wishing for classes on finances and insurance in college instead of Chemistry (I'm still not sure what good Chemistry has done me.......)

The next time I really wanted those instructions was when my first daughter was born.

I felt lost (and sad as it is, I have a degree in Early Childhood Ed Birth-5 lol.. but it's different when it's yours.....)

Little did I know that I already had an instruction manual already handy....

The Bible can answer any question you can have.....

And if not, you can pray about it.

I already had my instructions. I just didn't know it yet. 

You have to read His Word to let it guide you though. Set aside a few minutes a day to read.  Carry it with you.  Join a program (there are lots on the internet. I've seen the Proverbs in 31 days, a study on Ephesians, and the Bible in 90 Days program which we are starting on January 30th on my other blog, Oh That Mom Again.)

Just do something daily to keep the words in the Bible fresh in your mind and heart: and so they will light your way.

God Bless You


  1. "You have to read His Word to let it guide you though." LOVE that, Kelly! We do have an instructional manual, but it doesn't do us any good if we never open it up to read it.

    Many blessings!

  2. Yes, I agree the Bible is our instruction manual. Why do we sometimes look for solutions elsewhere? I also like the reminder you mentioned about setting aside a few minutes a day to read. Sometimes I may not get in the word because I don't have a block of 30 minutes or an hour for an in-depth study. But life at home with 4 children that are six years old and younger means I may never get that time. Thanks for reminding me that a few minutes some days is better than none.