Psalm 43:3 KJV

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Let me start by saying Happy New Year to you all. My prayer for you this year is for the Lord to guide you safely in all your ways and endeavours. And this year, you will prosper and live in health.

It is pertinent that I remind us that a man can do nothing without God’s direct or indirect involvement. In fact, I would that we always carry God along with any of our plans and aspirations for this new year, as it is God that can help us become all we plan and desire to be. Else, we will labour in vain and end up in emptiness of life and pursuit.

Proverbs 3:5 &6 instructs us to;

1. Trust God with all our heart.

2. Lean not on our own understanding.

3. And that in all our ways, we must acknowledge the Lord.

Why is this important?

This is important because Deuteronomy 8: 18 tells us that “we must remember the Lord our God, for He alone can give us the power, wisdom, ability and strength to get wealth.” Doesn’t that look like what we should do? Please and please, if you must succeed this year, let God be the active driving force. And your ship will land safely.

And that’s why we need to look into the scripture cited above in Psalm 43. We need the light of God, and the truth of God to guide us and to direct our lives. Light can be used to gain direction. Knowledge is light. Understanding is power.

We need light at every pint in our lives so we may know what’s next to do and where to go next. Many are stagnant in life not because they so wished but because they lack knowledge of where to go next. They seem not to be enlightened to see where they ought to go. A confused man is a man that cannot become anything significant in life. So, you need the light of God and I also need it.

And not just light, we need the truth of God to keep us on the right path. Many have seen the light but they lacked the truth and so they walked amiss. The light is very important and so also is the truth very germane. We cannot have them in isolation.

We must pray for the light and truth to become manifest in our lives. Just like the rod and the staff. The rod corrects, the staff leads. We need this. Our prayer must tend towards this.

The Lord send His light to shine on your faces and cause his truth to be our shield and defence. God bless you. Have a blessed week.

Oliyide Ayotunde.