BY: TIM DYKES
E-MAIL ADDRESS: TimDykes1959@gmail.com
BIBLE VERSE: Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: I have driven a truck now for over 25 years and sometimes I feel like I have seen everything and been everywhere. So many roads and highways and big cities and small towns, but at times, I have trouble remembering them all. Recently, another driver told me he wanted to go to a city but had to take a detour due to an accident and asked me if I had any suggestions. I said, “Sure, I’ve done that detour several times and I would be glad to help,” but I couldn’t remember how. So we got out my atlas (large-scale, because I don’t see well!), my GPS, a flashlight, a magnifying glass, my reading glasses, AND added another set of eyes from another much younger driver, and…you guessed it. We still couldn’t find the right road!
Later, the driver told me he had found the road and he was able to make his delivery just fine. When we were looking for the road we were both distracted by the accident, the lateness of the hour, and the everyday stress of our job. Sort of like my everyday life…. and maybe yours as well?
PERSONAL APPLICATION: Sometimes my life gets so cluttered and crowded with the struggles of everyday living that I have trouble focusing on the journey I’m on, and I fail to correctly focus on God and His map to forgiveness and eternal life.
PRAYER: Father God, I am so thankful for the love and mercy you have given so freely and for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. I am thankful that the way to eternal life is found through belief in Jesus as my Savior and in asking forgiveness of my sins. I pray Father, that as I go through life I focus on You. As You mark my way and lead me, I don’t have to worry about trying to do it without You. Amen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tim Dykes has lived in the Nashville -Hermitage-Madison area since 2005. He enjoys NASCAR, NHRA, riding motorcycles when he has time, and spending time with family and friends…and working!