A Light for My Path Devotional

Have You Thanked God Today?

November 11th, 2017

Author Jerry Bridges has a way of going straight to the heart of the issue when he writes. In his book RESPECTABLE SINS he challenges us to follow  the direction of the Apostle Paul to give thanks ALWAYS and for ALL things.  Bridges boldly declares, “Giving thanks to God for both his temporal and spiritual blessings in our lives is not just a nice thing to do–it’s the moral will of God. Failure to give him the thanks due him is sin. It may seem like a benign sin to us because it doesn’t harm anyone else. But it’s an affront and insult to the one who created us and sustains every second of our lives.”

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The Fire Alarm

November 4th, 2017

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Loud and long the buzzer sounded early Tuesday morning. Being new to this building, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was so I poked my head into the hallway and saw the flashing lights of the fire alarm.

“The building’s on fire!” I thought. I knew I needed to exit but, not wanting to appear in public in my p.j.s, I jumped into the slacks and sweater I dropped in the dirty clothes basket the night before. I threw on my coat, grabbed my Bible from the table, and in one swoop picked up my keys, purse and cell phone. I had the essentials. What else should I take with me? “No time! Just get out of the building,” I thought.

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Actively Waiting on God

October 28th, 2017

Before the resurrected Christ left Earth and returned to Heaven, He told His disciples to wait, He would come again.

In our American culture, waiting often implies stillness and inactivity, but the instructions Christ gave His early followers were quite the opposite. He told them to be actively witnessing to those near and far of Him and the salvation He offers. (Acts1:8)

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How Do I Wait On God?

October 21st, 2017

When I feel God calling or causing me to sit still and wait, my first reaction is often to think I’m shirking some responsibility or wasting time. In a world that cries, “Do it now! Do it faster! Time is money!” the concept of waiting just doesn’t seem to fit; however, I know that if God is saying “Wait,” there is a reason. At that moment, then, I must ask myself, “How do I wait? What should my attitude be as I wait on God?”

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Why Should I Wait on God

October 14th, 2017

Every day brings many opportunities to wait and it’s something most of us don’t do very well. Waiting for the right person to marry . . . waiting for your spouse to change . . . waiting for an illness to pass . . . waiting for change in a job situation . . . waiting for His direction for your next step. So often we find ourselves waiting, just waiting. Then we get impatient and ask, “Why should I wait?” When it seems nearly impossible to hold off one more moment, remember that waiting on God is always the right thing to do because . . .

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Take Time to Laugh

October 7th, 2017

How long has it been since you’ve had a good laugh? I mean a really good laugh that was so hard it made your sides ache? Recently I had the privilege of sitting down with some friends and just laughing and having a good time. When we parted we all left smiling–and we all left feeling better than when we arrived.

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Sweeter as the Years Go By

September 30th, 2017

The arrival of the fall season this month reminds us just how quickly this year is passing. Before you know it, we’ll be celebrating the arrival of another new year!

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Things to Remember Each Day

September 23rd, 2017

GALATIANS 2:20 (KJV) I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Get groceries, water the plants, call the […]

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I’m Never Lost

September 16th, 2017

We had lived in Pennsylvania a while when I decided to venture out on my own and drive the hour from Hanover to Lancaster alone. I’d been there a number of times and thought I could make it without any problem — and I did. But coming home wasn’t that easy.

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I’m Never Lonely

September 9th, 2017

Sadly, millions of people everyday experience the same feelings of being disconnected, isolated, and lonesome even though they are not alone. In a room full of people, on a crowded subway, or in a difficult relationship, that sense of loneliness and lack of support can overwhelm you if you feel disconnected and isolated from those around you.

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