Monday, February 2, 2015

Just Enough Light


Happy Monday!  I started thinking, and I decided that maybe closer to the beginning of the week would be a better time to share my posts that will hopefully bring you some inspiration for starting a new week.  Mondays are not my best friend haha, and I know many of you feel the same.

Anyway, if you missed what I posted on last week, you can read it here.  I started talking about a book I'm enjoying titled, Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On.  It has helped me learn so many amazing things about God, His Word and knowing Him in a more personal way.  

As I mentioned last week, the title of this book had me thinking.  When I first began reading it, all I could really think about was that it sounded good! As I started reading it and studying the Bible (especially the Scriptures that run parallel with each chapter), I understood what having just enough light for the step I was on really meant.  Here's my take on it. 

Having just enough light for the step you're on is something you will find through having a relationship with God and God alone.  It is something only meditating on His Word will offer us.  I see it best as walking by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).   Life can bring about many challenging circumstances.  It's not where we are in life that matters, but who is with us and who we cling to, walking us through each step that does matter.  We must also trust God to show us each next step.  So often, I feel like I'm walking around with a blindfold over my eyes.  But if we reach up and grab the Lord's hand, ask Him to show us the next step to take, and most importantly, trust Him that the next step is where He wants to lead us, walking around with that blindfold on suddenly isn't as scary as it once seemed.  He doesn't want us to depend on the comfortable.  He wants us to depend on Him.

Just as the Israelites had to learn to trust God for the guidance for each next step, we must do the same (this is touched on in chapters 9 & 10 of Just Enough Light).  All we have to do is ask God to show us as He wants us to be dependent on Him for everything.  But we must do our part...read His Word, talk with Him, spend time with Him daily, and trust Him with every next step. This is how I've learned to trust God and call upon Him to give me just enough light for the step I'm on.  

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, 
and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3

I hope this post has given you a little inspiration for your Monday :)

Stay Tuned!

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this Rachel! I love following your journey. Finding peace in God alone is something that is very hard from me. Especially since it means that I'm not in control and that it doesn't look like what I imagned... A verse that means a lot to me which I think you'll enjoy is Habbakuk 5:1

    "Look at the nations and watch-- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."

    Even if God were to reveal His plans to us, we wouldn't believe him. He has something so amazing in store for all of us and that's something to be encouraged about!

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  2. Today has been a bit of a rough day, so this post was really great for me - thanks for sharing!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! Such a sweet lesson!!! Blessings!!

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  4. This is exactly what I needed to read today! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. This is lovely to read. Thank you for the uplifting thoughts.
    Maryland Pink and Green

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