Posting Path Lighters

Posting Path LightersThese words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall . . . talk of them . . . when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. . . . You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. —Deuteronomy 6:6–9

Have you ever read all 176 verses of Psalm 119? C’mon now, honestly? Every verse? If not, I dare you. Here’s why: those verses are like sticky-note reminders for our zany emotions. But because Psalm 119 is so cotton-pickin’ long, we’re tempted to start reading but not finish.

About halfway through this psalm, you may think to yourself, This is repetitious.

Exactly. It’s meant to be. It’s a way to secure our minds with the protective counsel offered in Scripture. If you have had children or pets, you know how many times you have to repeat important instructions. (“If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a hundred times: float your sailboat in the sink, not the commode!”)

Psalm 119 is full of necessary reminders to keep us on the narrow yet lit path.

To remind myself to think often of God’s Word, I like to place it, like memos, first inside, then outside of myself. Want to join me? We’ll memorize it. Study it. Sing it. Rehearse it. Teach it. Post it.

Write your favorite verses in your journal, pen them in calligraphy and frame them for your walls, tape them to your mirror, magnetize them to your fridge, and most importantly, walk in the light they will add to your path.

From Daily Gifts of Grace © 2012 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved.


Wave of Light

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and October 15th is a Wave of Light event: 24 hours of remembrance. Here’s how you can take part: wherever you are, light a candle at 7 pm (your time zone) and keep it lit for at least an hour. People all over the world participate and the effect is a wave of light that covers the earth after a whole day. Here’s a link to the Facebook event (if you’d like Facebook to keep remind you) http://www.facebook.com/events/358073127614564/.

Comments

  1. 2 years ago
    LKM says

    I was not aware there was a Pregnancy amd Infant Loss Awareness Month. I want to say Angie Smith was outstanding at the Des Moines WOF. She had everyone who had a experienced a loss of a child stand. It was so emotional. I have had 3 miscarriages and thank you Angie, that silent, but standing recognition was like I was being receiving a trophey.

    • I personally have not experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or at birth…however many of my loved ones have endurred the pain! More than I care to even think of actually. The devastation was no less for them than losing a child at any age, although one would think it would be easier. A baby is a baby…an angels soul. I truly wish I had the words to heal the hurt. The only consulation I can give is knowing that both Mommy and child will see each other again! My heart and prayers go out to all who have bore the pain and please remember that God is in charge and he says that he will never put more on you than you can bare…although I’m sure thyat this would be that cross! Much love to all!

  2. Angie Smith was awesome in San Antonio….I also was not aware of this, good to know. My daughter had a stillborn pregnancy, and also lost her 3 month old daughter 2 years later at a daycare, result was SIDS. I like that people can relate to the Women of Faith motivational speakers. Thank you Jesus for sending this into my life!!!!!!

  3. 2 years ago
    kristen says

    I will most definitely light a candle for my little man that put up a great fight for 5 months. His will was great but his body grew tired.In the six months that we had him i learned so much. He has been our angel for almost 14 years now and i am still greatful for my little teacher. We miss little man!
    Love, mom

  4. 2 years ago
    Ms V says

    I will light a candle for my two grandbabies that didn’t make it into this life. My daughter-in-law has miscarried our last two (3 living) and that last one was tough on her. This is such a great thing to do.
    Also, thank you Patsy for the idea for reading Ps. 119 through to the end. I’m one off them who stops after awhile! I’ll get busy posting!

  5. 2 years ago
    Tracy Adkins says

    I have never been to a Women of Faith before but have heard great things about them….can you tell me what dates it wil lbe in Florida next year? I would love my church to get a group of us to go :)