A friend and her husband recently "got away" for a week.
They have a young family and it is rare that they can get more than
a quick weekend away nearby but this trip involved traveling
hours to an area that was unfamiliar to both of them.
It was very cool when she mentioned that using a GPS is kind of like the
Christian Walk where you don't necessarily see the distant
future or the next steps but you follow that voice from the box,
in the case of the GPS, or that Still Small Voice in the case of
the Holy Spirit, moment by moment.
There is a huge element of trust.
We discussed how it is that it never seems to work to
plan out our lives of service years ahead.
When we think we have it all planned out
we always find out that it is much
more efficient to follow His voice
in real time.
Detours to OUR plans happen all of the time.
As we continued talking about it she commented on the fact that she loves
having a GPS because she feels that anywhere she is it can guide
her well to the destination.
She mentioned a large city and said that she would feel safe
even there because the GPS would lead her.
Well, having been in that city this year and having our GPS signal blocked
at a very, very important time I had to give her the voice of
experience that she shouldn't become overconfident in this
handy, dandy gadget.
She was relieved to have this bit of information
before trying it out for herself.
While the GPS devices are pretty cool and make our lives
a lot easier in many cases they are not infallible.
That can only be the case in one situation.
Our Heavenly Father.
He is the only one who can lead us through every
step we take and it will be perfect.
No large buildings or radio signals will ever jam
Don't forget to consult
today and every day.
You won't be sorry.
Show me your ways, Lord.
Teach me your Paths.