I love this song.
Researchers suggest it was composed by an African-American slave, though the exact origin is unknown. Multiple versions of the song exist and the original intent of the song is not clear…some say it was a song believers would sing, others say it was a code song used by slaves intending to escape. Another suggestion is that this song represents baptism.
Though I’m not educated or qualified
enough to share a confident opinion
on what the original intent was,
I can share what it means to me.
Here’s my application: The importance of making time in the day to go somewhere quiet and calm, to spend time with the Lord.
We need that. I need that. We need His Word to direct us in an ever- confusing world. We need prayer so that we can plead with Him to change our hearts and align our hearts with His. We need His Word to convict us of sin and to hold us fast—away from sin and toward righteousness. What confusion we allow ourselves to live in, when we don’t go to Him in prayer and in the Word!
Let’s not forget that sacred time, family.
He is the best and only true guide we’ve got.
Have you spent time with Him, today?
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of the soul and spirit..and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.Hebrews 4:12
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.Psalm 119:11
Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.Psalm 119:105