The Lighter Walk is founded on the principles of Psalm 25: if we ask God to show us a new path to follow, he will lead us to a new life. Through our belief in Jesus Christ, we can find forgiveness for our actions and live a new life of integrity and hope. If we are willing to change, God will rescue us and give us a lighter, more joyful daily walk.
The Lighter Walk is written by Maggie Marcum. Maggie holds degrees in leadership and is a trained spiritual director and inner healing minister. She once lived a life riddled with painful experiences and immoral actions until she found healing through her relationship with Jesus Christ. She has walked out the dark places of her past with the assistance of a skillful counselor and the restoration of her spirit through a dedication to healing ministry. Maggie has learned that transformation is possible and shares her stories of God’s triumph over her sinful life as the Holy Spirit leads her from darkness to light.
The Lighter Walk is simple. One foot in front of the other. Walk where you can and when you can. Be honest. Be transparent. Be open to hearing the Lord speak to you as you walk. Breathe in the Holy Spirit and discover the beauty of the world in which you live. God is waiting for you to walk with him; he is waiting for you to ask him into your life, and he in his son Jesus Christ, offers forgiveness and a Lighter Walk in faith and hope.
A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, I give my life to you.
2 I trust in you, my God!
Do not let me be disgraced,
or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.
3 No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced,
but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.
4 Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
5 Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love,
which you have shown from long ages past.
7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
for you are merciful, O Lord.
8 The Lord is good and does what is right;
he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
9 He leads the humble in doing right,
teaching them his way.
10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness
all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
11 For the honor of your name, O Lord,
forgive my many, many sins.
12 Who are those who fear the Lord?
He will show them the path they should choose.
13 They will live in prosperity,
and their children will inherit the land.
14 The Lord is a friend to those who fear him.
He teaches them his covenant.
15 My eyes are always on the Lord,
for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
16 Turn to me and have mercy,
for I am alone and in deep distress.
17 My problems go from bad to worse.
Oh, save me from them all!
18 Feel my pain and see my trouble.
Forgive all my sins.
19 See how many enemies I have
and how viciously they hate me!
20 Protect me! Rescue my life from them!
Do not let me be disgraced, for in you I take refuge.
21 May integrity and honesty protect me,
for I put my hope in you.
22 O God, ransom Israel
from all its troubles.