Seeking His Presence by Teresa A. LeNeave;Like a flashlight, this will show you the way
Teresa A. LeNeave
My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. NIV
In this passage, God is speaking to us as His children. He is not talking to the world. In the natural, we all need a flashlight from time to time and our Christian life, in general, is no different. We need to know how to stay focused; how to keep on the right path; how to stay alive and vibrant as a Christ follower.
Here, He’s telling us that His commands and His teaching are something that is alive. They are living and active. His Word is not just words on paper. They are something that will keep us company if we will cling to them, if we will absorb them and let them become part of our daily thinking. He becomes our best friend and when we struggle with lack of confidence or we’re troubled by problems we have a friend who really cares.
You are literally protected by the presence of God around you. He said, “Keep his commands; don’t forsake them. Bind them upon your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will speak to you.”
© KPI 2013