Day 17: Let God’s Light Shine

“Every word You give me is a miracle word—how could I help but obey? Break open Your words, let the light shine out, and let ordinary people see the meaning. Mouth open and panting, I wanted Your commands more than anything. Turn my way; look kindly on me, as You always do to those who personally love You. Steady my steps with Your Word of promise so nothing malign gets the better of me. Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women so I can live life Your way. Smile on me, Your servant; teach me the right way to live. I cry rivers of tears because nobody’s living by Your book!”  —Psalm 119:129-136 (MSG)

Devotional Thought for Today: 

The Word of God is powerful. It causes miracles to happen always, and therefore obedience to His word is our utmost persuasion. When He opens our eyes to the depths of His Word, we see how it brings light and hope into our lives. We seek desperately with hunger and great thirst to apply His Word into our lives. Because we love Him, He in His great kindness turns our lives around. Our steps are made firm on the promises of His word that nothing evil penetrate our souls. He delivers us from the desires of the wicked so that we can live our lives according to His way. His smiles of approval motivate us to live the right way. We are constantly reduced to tears as we observe those who do not make an effort to obey His Word.