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 
His transmission.

Don't forget to consult 
His voice...
today and every day.

You won't be sorry.

Show me your ways, Lord.
Teach me your Paths.
Psalm 25:4

Comments (8)

On November 17, 2014 at 9:08 AM , ifrog crafter said...

AMEN! What an AWESOME post!!!

On November 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM , Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dave preferred GPS but I prefer maps. Those map bookmarks are wonderful!

On November 18, 2014 at 3:50 PM , Joyce Butler said...

What a great comparison. I will think of this when we follow our GPS. Thank you

On November 18, 2014 at 11:40 PM , KarenW said...

Love your analogy!

On November 19, 2014 at 6:21 AM , Becky K. said...

Thanks ladies. I thought my friend made a very good point. :-)

On November 19, 2014 at 2:33 PM , Yolanda (silvercloud07) said...

Thank you for this post. It is so good to know that we can trust the Lord to guide us through life. One other thought I had in line with your GPS analogy was that when it comes to the Holy Spirit, I want to make sure that I'm not overriding His Voice and choosing my own way. We've done that to the GPS a couple of times when we knew shortcuts or better routes, but there's no beating the Heavenly Father as a guide.

On November 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Very good analogy and great points. Thanks so much.

On November 28, 2014 at 6:05 AM , Coleen said...

Certainly good idea to not get toooo dependent on a gps, but God is always there. So thankful for that as American missionaries in Ukraine.