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Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

I like to think of my personal spiritual life and growth, like building a house. As I learn and grow spiritually, so does my house. For example, any lessons or knowledge gained, may be an addition of decor or an entire room in my spiritual home. When trials or hard times may come my way (like tornados) to shake my home, I can be sure that it will stand. I know that my foundation is strong because I used an instruction manual.

Now, if you’re going to build a house, you don’t start the process without a blueprint. Without it, so much could go wrong. A house built without a blueprint may eventually collapse. Like a blueprint for a house, we have God’s word as ours. It is from the Bible that we learn how to build a strong spiritual life.

A few years ago, I experienced much loss and pain. I simply could not get past it. I was not sleeping and dabbling into drugs and alcohol. I could not make sense of everything that was going wrong in my life and I was losing the will to live. I remember reaching out to a friend, looking for answers. In conversation, I was asked how my devotional life was, and if I was reading my Bible everyday. The truth was that I wasn’t. I stopped when I let myself be consumed by the confusion and pain. In that moment I realized that I had stopped reading my blueprint. My source of help and the light into the darkness I surrounded myself with. I got off track because I was no longer turning to the ultimate instruction manual. I made the point to start again and turn to God’s Word and let it shine the light I needed to work through the darkness. It wasn’t long before I was hearing God again and finding His love and comfort in His word. I made my way back out of the darkness and into His light and unfailing mercy and love.

I can attest that God’s word NEVER fails. It is our blueprint.

 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide (live) in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).

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