Watch Where You Are Going

Saturday, April 9, 2022
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Recently, I've become acquainted with a woman who is rapidly losing her eyesight. She once had full sight, but as the years have advanced, her vision has declined, until now all that she can perceive is brightness and shadow. Her white cane, tipped with red, is her guide as she finds the edges of her pathway using the tip of the cane and then trusts in that feedback. Being a believer in Jesus, she has great and growing insight. She prays that God will continue to show her ways to manage her disability, and she stays hopeful and thankful for answers to these prayers.

2 Corinthians 5:7 – We live by faith, not by sight. (NIV)

Recently, I read the classic entitled Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. The journey of the main character, Christian, to the Celestial City, is one full of pitfalls and dangers. Christian's travelling companions, Faithful and Hopeful, advise him along the way. So, too, today, we can encounter scary obstacles and have difficulty finding our way or sorting out fact from lies. We need a guide through dark pathways when we cannot see ahead.

Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)

I watch my blind acquaintance make her careful way in the space between the curb and the inside edge of the sidewalk where her cane taps, and I see that she walks "in faith", believing what she knows and can trust, always taking a step at a time to reach her destination. Similarly, I want to walk my own pilgrim journey in the space between, on one side, what the light of God's Word teaches me that I can know and believe about God because of His Son, Jesus Christ, and on the other side, what I do not and cannot know of Him because I am a mere mortal.

Colossians 1:15 – [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (NIV)

1 Corinthians 13:12 – For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (KJV)

Let us look forward in faith for the moment when we will at last behold the face of Him Who loved us and gave Himself for us on the cross, and Who rose again to justify us before His Father. It is He Who faithfully leads us and guides us all the way to that Celestial City.

Prayer: Our Father God, You have revealed Yourself to us through Your Son, our Lord Jesus. You have given us the light through Your Word. You have given us Your Holy Spirit. You have given us faith and glorious hope to behold You at last in Your glory. We have all that we need to navigate as we journey through life. Thank You for giving us this living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Help us to trust only in You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Sharon Lundquist <lundquistsharon4@gmail.com>
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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for the encouraging thoughts, Sharon.


    When we walk with Faith, we are able to see blessings at the end of each day.


    Thank you, Sharon, for sharing this encouraging devotional with us! Blessings.


    Well done and well stated, Sharon. Your encouraging words about our walk of FAITH are full of HOPE.


    Thanks, Sharon, for this excellent reminder of walking faithfully one day at a time, trusting in the One who loves us.
    Blessings.


    Thanks, Sharon, for this devotional today as a very good reminder that Jesus is truly the light and lamp to our path, helping us through whatever life circumstance we face. Blessings for your writing.


    This makes me think of the hymn “Teach me my God and King” especially the verse “ A man that looks on glass on it may rest his eye, or if he pleases through it pass and then the heavens espy”.


    Sharon, I have yet to read Pilgrim’s Progress; it seems there is much benefit to be gained, as there are frequent references to it in my reading.
    Thanks for giving me a nudge.


    Yes, Sharon! How I love Bunyan’s story and lately I have dwelled on the second half – the journey of Pilgrim’s Wife and Children, especially meaningful to a woman like me. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and insights today.


    Good morning, Sharon,
    A good inspiration of this woman who has such a strong faith that she can trust that God will continue to show her ways to manager her disability and she soldiers on trusting in her God.
    Your prayer reminds us of many things that God has given us to light our way forward and to remind us to trust in the Lord. Thank you for sharing with us and inspiring us to keep our eyes on Jesus. Blessings.


    Hi Sharon,
    May I say that your prayer at the end of the devotional is exceptional…thank you.
    Hope all is well with you and those you love. We are desperate for rain in Texas. Our famous bluebonnets are struggling.

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