The Perfect GPS

Mark Rindels at TheUnion.com has an excellent post drawing a comparison between God and a GPS:

…GPS devices are not fool-proof, however. My daughter Michelle had a friend come visit her a year ago. He was staying a few days in our home and wanted to go into Grass Valley from our home in Alta Sierra. When he programmed in his destination, it led him down a road off of Sky Pines Road. Little did he know that the pavement would end and he would be traveling a dirt road that ultimately would end up on Highway 49.

He was not amused when his new Honda had to traverse around some pot holes and deep ruts in the road that nearly took off the oil pan. When you program in the shortest route, you often don’t realize that the GPS can take you on an unimproved road that you wouldn’t normally have chosen.

There is something that can guide you through the crossroads of life and that is the Spirit of God. The Bible tells us that when we place our faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell with us. In fact, 1 Corinthians 6:19 says our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus ascended back to His Heavenly Father, He said He would leave us the Holy Spirit as our guide (John 16:13). As your guide, the Holy Spirit will direct you on the path of life. You are not left alone but you have someone who is just a prayer away.

It is not easy to traverse through the challenges and difficulties that this life brings. God wants to guide you. His Holy Spirit will never lead you astray but will guide you one day at a time if you will only ask.

Prayer and the reading of the Bible are key to facing the future and letting the Holy Spirit guide you. l am learning that letting God guide you moment by moment, even minute by minute, is the best.

As Francis Chan says in his book Forgotten God, “It’s much less demanding to think about God’s will for your future than it is to ask Him what He wants you to do in the next 10 minutes. It’s safer to commit to following Him someday instead of this day. I challenge you to commit to following Him and letting Him guide you this day.” He is the perfect GPS.

However when it comes to Geocaching I like a twist on one of my favourite sayings:

Trust in God but always carry spare batteries!

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