Stumble Less Often

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know over what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19

Have you ever stubbed your toe walking about in your house at night? I have, because I didn’t want to turn on alight and disturb anyone else. It hurts, its embarrassing, and reminds me how important is is to see where I am going. I don’t see many sunrises even though I tend to get up at 6:00 AM every day. Everything starts to look clear when the sun rises, and I no longer stumble about. So it is with walking in righteousness instead of wickedness. When I walk in righteousness I avoid stumbling to a large degree. And when I do stumble, I can see how and why. The book of James reminds us that ‘we all stumble in many ways’. We could all use a little less stumbling.

Can I see and understand why I have stumbled in the past? How am I seeking to live righteously?

God, as this day begins, I want to reflect on Your goodness yesterday and say thank you. It was Kai’s big 30th birthday and he was surrounded by such a great group of young adults. His life is blessed with an amazing wife, life partner and now- baby Kennedy. What a privilege to care for my mom during the day. Then to see Eden, Keanu and Kaenan all hanging out her too was nothing short of wonderful. Today, I am asking that You would help me remember all I study for my law school final exams. Is there anything I can do for You today Lord?