God’s Word is perspective for our lives—it is the Lord who directs paths with His Spirit and Word; He is Lamp for feet and Light for paths. Without His shining we cannot see, and without full sight we settle for whatever light we can get. To compare what we settle for, to what He has ordained, is like comparison of inches to miles, of neighborhoods to nations, of a newborn to a wise, experienced elder. Conviction of such perspective is the Spirit’s gift—without the Spirit, we are unconvinced because we are not convicted, and time becomes governor for the distance we travel before pride has its way: “Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18, NLT
Time is governor for those who choose the low path but on the heights there is the Son of God, our Savior—He is for us!! God is Father, Son and Spirit—to know Him is to know His Word; without His Word perspective dulls, futures dim and possibilities darken: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:3-5, NKJV
Father, I pray… that Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life—today! I ask You, Lord, for conviction by Your Spirit and the Light of Your Presence to come. Forgive me – pride has kept and restrained me because I did not do what I knew to do to receive Your Wisdom. I turn. I turn. I turn. Today, I turn away from pride and into Your Word—which is Light. Holy Spirit, come, I pray! I need You. Lord Jesus, I ask you to be Savior and Lord of my life—I turn away from my own lordship and toward You! (Acts 3:19, Acts 2:38) Amen.