Expect Illumination

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Graeme Wilson in Freedom Fighters


Man with lamp walking illuminating his path

“You will show me the path of life,
In Your presence is fullness of joy’
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

-Psalm 16:11

The scene was a hotel late at night. After getting our room key, we took the elevator up to the floor of our room. The strange thing was when the elevator opened, the hallway was pitch black. We went back down to the desk and informed the hotel staff of the problem. He chuckled and said, “Just take a step out of the elevator, and the lights will come on”. Sure enough, as we walked to our room there were sensors that activated the lights and illuminated our path.
I was thinking about this scenario as I read the 2nd chapter of the book of Acts. It’s quoted of David by Peter when referring to the resurrection of Christ. David prophesies of the “The path of life” and trusts “You will show me.” I wonder if Jesus was thinking of this verse when questioning God and asking “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done”?
I couldn’t help but think of Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” When the road of faith isn’t too bright and I’m not sure where it leads, the Bible seems to teach that if we “walk as unto the Lord” we should expect illumination. Just like the hotel clerk instructed me to take that step off the elevator and lights will come on, how much more should we walk in the counsel of God and expect divine illumination? Illumination is simply god’s word revealed to us as we need it. How many times do you find yourself in a situation where the Word of God gives a clear picture and can be applied? Being mindful of scripture and always being ready to give a reason for the Hope found in you will turn on the next set of lights and provide you with a clear path.
So, today if you find yourself seeking after God but can see where your next step will take you, walk, and “expect illumination.” Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, he is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and a full time staff member. He is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at rrussomano@americaskeswick.org.
The Daily Bible Reading: Lamentations| You can download our 2017 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

Daily Quote: “When you live in the light of eternity, your values change.” – Rick Warren

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
“And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” – 2 Kings 6:17

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