Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Light On My Path Part 07 - Are You Getting It?

I’ve been a Christian a long time. There have been few years in my life where I did not know the love of the Heavenly Father. So, when I read these verses recently, the Holy Spirit whispered to my heart, “Do you get it yet?”.

Read them with me and ask yourself the same question.

“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You,
who walk in the light of Your presence, O LORD.
They rejoice in Your name all day long;
They exult in Your righteousness. For You are their glory and strength… “
Psalm 89:15-17a

As Christians, we want God to be our strength as we walk the road of life. We know we need Him. We want Him to be our glory… to show who God is as He works in our lives and through us. Our prayers reflect our desire to have Him intervene in our lives.

And He tells us exactly what our part of that equation is. Those who will know God as their glory and their strength will be characterized by three things…

1. They will be people who have learned to declare publicly and enthusiastically that God is the source of all we need in life.

That doesn’t mean you have to be a public speaker. Yet it might mean you honor Him by giving Him credit for His help and His blessings as you chat by the water cooler.

2. They will walk in the light of His presence. They will focus on the Lord with their will and lift their eyes off themselves and their circumstances.

When you feel compelled to have a pity party or feel the grass is greener somewhere else, choose to lift your eyes to Him and thank Him that He is right beside you and He will guide your path as you invite Him to.

3. They will rejoice in the name of the Lord and grow in learning all that His names reveal about Him as our source.

Let your heart find joy in the fact that He is our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and our Prince of Peace. He wants us to know Him for who He is.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I want Your strength and Your glory in my life. I ask that You would help me, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, to keep my eyes on You and to grow in my understanding of You. Help me to be excited about my faith and willing to share Your presence in my life.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.