The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Giving yourself to God is giving up your free will for something better the Lord has for you. Relying on the Lord’s guidance and direction is a significant step of faith for a believer. The Lord has a plan and purpose for our life, but many people walk through life not realizing their full potential …

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Throughout history, people have asked, “Who is God?” Have you ever daydreamed about seeing God or perhaps touching Him? One of the ways people have gotten to know the Lord is through reading or listening to the Bible. As a young adult, I remember listening to the New Testament in audio form, and it greatly …

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Psalm 13 gives us insight into how it is possible to worship while you wait. David was struggling and prayed an honest prayer. It felt like God had deserted him, and he wondered how long before God would come and help him. David needed God to renew him, and as he remembered the lovingkindness of …

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People trust many things, but David was trusting God’s love. Psalm 13:5a But I trust in your unfailing love.[1] The word used for love here is the Hebrew word hesed. There is no English equivalent, and often translators use blended words to give a better understanding. These combinations are loyal love, steadfast love, faithful love, …

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In Psalm 13, David makes an appeal to God’s reputation. He does this in a backdoor manner. Psalm 13:4 Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!” Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.[1] Of course, David didn’t want his enemies to gain the upper hand. Others knew that David followed the true God. …

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After David complained to God in the first few verses of Psalm 13, he said, “renew me.” Remember, Psalm 13 is a poem, and David writes in poetic language. Psalm 13:3b Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die. [1] The NIV translation says, “Give light to my eyes,” while the Amplified Version …

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David prays a very honest prayer in Psalm 13. He asks God “how long” four times. I’m not sure David is looking for answers from God as much as he is expressing his distress. He is frustrated and at a loss as to why his victory is taking so long. This prayer may sound rude …

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What do we do when God seems distant? You pray, but your prayers don’t feel like they get past the ceiling. When you read the Bible, God seems to be silent. Even when you seek God, it seems as if He is hiding. You aren’t the only one who has experienced this; scripturally, you are …

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God teaches through our mistakes. Sometimes this is the only way the Lord can get through our sinfulness and stubbornness. In high school, I constructed a very flawed desk with many errors. From a beauty point of view, it was not very pretty, but from a learning point of view, it was an important lesson. …

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The idea that God wants to meet with us is a beautiful true thought. God can meet with us any time we desire. He is never too busy, and we don’t need an appointment. He is always there to hear our prayers and powerfully pursues us.  Revelation 3:20Look! I stand at the door and knock. …

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