C7D50894-6A0D-47BE-9297-6C19D2EE3039“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The average American is caught on camera about 70 times a day! The numbers of hidden cameras have grown astronomically due to the low cost and availability. One must assume that everything in public has a high chance of being recorded. Properly used these cameras have tended to deter crime. Obviously certain behaviors are changed when the threat of being captured on camera is real, but many people for whatever reason continue to break the law. Many of these criminals are true sociopaths who disregard societal rules. The Bible tells us that God is ALWAYS watching us and yet we all break some of His commandments. For people who believe in God, that makes no sense—knowing He is watching should deter us from sinning. I guess we all have lapses in our faith or denial when certain temptations arise.

Path of Righteousness

CEF38A05-C71E-4B44-B9B7-C165159CABE8“So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:20-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Path of Righteousness

Everyday I try to walk in the path of righteousness, but there are so many temptations from our world. We now live in a society that has strayed far from the path and tries to condone sinful behavior as okay. We have to remember to love the sinner and hate the sin. All of us fall short of righteous so we should try not to be self righteous. Thankfully we live in hope by faith and that is all we need.


D147AADE-0600-4D4F-B2F6-F330FF543404“Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬


Plants sometimes express phototropism, meaning they grow toward the light. I was struggling today along my journey and thought about what I really need to do is be still and grow toward His light. I definitely want to get back into His Word and let His Truth set me free. Deep inside I know that my only Hope is my Faith, and yet sometimes I resist what is good and yield to temptation—always a negative result. Life is indeed a journey and we need that guiding Light.


0EBFBD5C-7829-40A5-8604-7A7D04AEE48F“If we are tempted by such trials, we must not say, “This temptation comes from God.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Temptation is the desire to engage in short-term urges for pleasure that may threaten long-term goals. In some religions, temptation is the inclination to sin. This desire may result from coaxing someone into committing such an act, by manipulation.
Everyday I am tempted by something and often I succumb to the urge and often it leaves me feeling empty and sad. To me, this is life’s greatest struggle. Intellectually I know the right answer, but sometimes my spirit becomes self centered and forgets to stay aligned with The Spirit.