Good morning all,
The word of the day is “crepuscular.” I remember growing up riding my bike with my friends a lot of the time. It did not really matter where we went, so much as we were away from our parents and embracing freedom. But no matter what, I always had to be home and the streetlights turned on. Dusk governed my life much of those younger years. My mom would often tell me well into my teenage years that nothing good happens after dark. Now of course, she was making a general statement, but with very specific intentions of helping me understand that I needed to be aware of what I was doing, and who I was with at all times. It reminds me of today's passage.
“He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.” ~Pr. 7:9
My question is: how are you allowing the Lord to guard your heart on a daily basis? Just like this young man was walking directly into a temptation, which he knew would overcome him… so do we flirt with our own daily temptations, like the desire to need more, do more, expect more or different things from God. Whatever it is that consumes your mind, whether thoughts or actions, make sure that they are fully devoted and fixed on God's plan for your life. My prayer is that the Lord protects you during those crepuscular moments in life… the times where the Evil One would like you to take your eyes off of Jesus and follow him down the road to sin. Isn't it great that we have an incredible Savior.
Praying for you,