Follow the Neon

neonWe happily agreed to loan our ski pants to a friend -a quiet, reserved friend.  He didn’t know the pants were neon green.  I wish you could have seen his face when I pulled those out of the front closet.

I later laughingly asked his wife what she thought of the pants, and she said, “Thank God for those pants!!”  They skied down the mountain into a dense fog, and the only thing she could make out in front of her was neon green.  Scared to death, she followed that spot of color all the way down the run.

I feel like I’m serving God in a dense fog sometimes.  Trying to push forward energetically and valiantly –but where is forward?

In this season of my life when I am walking into unknown territory, God’s words are to me like neon ski pants in a fog.

Not just any words –not the whole Bible.  I am talking about specific verses that God has pulled out and handed to me and said, “Here, this is your job.  This is what I want you to do with your life.”

So when activities of the day feel weird, which they do a lot –like writing a blog –and I wonder if I’m going in the direction God wants me to go, I fix my eyes on those neon verses and don’t let them out of my site.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  Psalm 119:105

Do you have one?  Some instruction in the Bible that you know is your verse.

  • The one to live your life by.
  • The one to measure every activity of the day by.
  • The one to throw every ounce of energy into obeying.

What’s the “neon” truth you follow?