1 Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, 3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! 4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! 6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.[b] 8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
Devotion by Laurie Spencer
I don’t sit still with books often, not even the Bible. Those who know me know that I am an avid audio book listener. While I listen to the Bible (or my French tapes, or my latest historical fiction or self-help book or NPR or music) I am always either driving, cooking, sitting at my drafting table, or walking.
I think this particular part of the very long Psalm 119 contains phrases that really lend themselves to repeat while taking a meditation walk or better yet, walking a labyrinth. Will you take a minute to imagine with me for a minute? Imagine repeating the phrases below over and over while you walk slowly; your eyes watching each foot as you walk the steps of a labyrinth or a rocky path of a Japanese garden or hiking trail.
My way is blameless, my way is blameless, my way is blameless.
I walk in the law, I walk in the law, I walk in the law.
I seek him with my whole heart, I seek him with my whole heart, I seek him with my whole heart.
I walk in his way, I walk in his way, I walk in his way.
Make my way steadfast, make my way steadfast, make my way steadfast.
My eyes are fixed, my eyes are fixed, my eyes are fixed.
I will praise you, I will praise you, I will praise you.
Do not forsake me, do not forsake me, do not forsake me.
Amen, amen, amen.
Father Mother God, Let our eyes, our ears, our hands, our minds reach out for your wisdom. Let your words find the way to our hearts through any means possible.