I had my flashlight, and I used it to stay out of the small puddles that lined the path. I also made sure I didn't run into any trees on the way, and that I made it to the right cabin.
This was the image I had as I was reading Charles Stanley's new book, "How to Reach your Full Potential for God", where he draws a mental picture of using your flashlight or lantern to get through the woods in the middle of the night. He makes these points:
- You need the light to see in the distance, to be able to know your goal and the direction you are headed.
- You need the light to see either side of the path, to make sure you are not wandering into the underbrush, or even worse, off the edge of a ravine.
- You also need to be able to see directly in front of you, to see immediate hazards and challenges.
The flashlight in Stanley's illustration? Psalm 119:105 (NIV) "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."