Michelle and I have the opportunity to be in a different church each Sunday morning. There are churches that cannot hire a full time worship leader or their worship leader goes out of town or they just want to bring in a guest worship leader...and that is where we come in! God has called us to be the 'Fill-in' worship leaders for churches. I love that we get to experience different church services and styles each week and that we get to know so many different ministries, churches, pastors and congregations!
Not to long ago we were at a service where the pastor used a scripture that I have hear all my life. Amy Grant even wrote a song using this verse! Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." The idea that the pastor was communicating was that God wants us to trust Him. Yes, He lights our way, but He doesn't show us everything down the road. He give us enough light to see the path we are on and know that He is with us, but we still have to trust Him to guide us.
I remember when I was learning to drive my dad would tell me "Don't over drive your headlights." At first I had no idea what he was talking about. "How can I drive faster than my headlights?" What he meant was, when it is dark and all you have to light your way are the headlights on your car, you can't drive looking way off in the distance because you could miss what is right in front of you. You have to drive watching the part of the road that your headlights are shining on so you don't end up running off the road or crashing into something. That is the same idea that Psalm 119:105 is talking about. Letting God's light lead you.
There are so many times, though, I want to grab my mega 10,000 watt torch light and see what is waiting for me down the road so that I can prepare myself for when I get there, but that is not God's plan. He wants us to trust Him and let Him guide us. As we do, He will give us exactly what we need right when we need it. Come on now sing it with me and Amy..."Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path...."
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