Devotion - February 11, 2020

Psalm 119

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.

Walking Meditation:

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.