LIKE YOU, SOMETIMES I NEED TO KNOW MY DIRECTION………BEING LOST IS NO FUN!
We have lived in Arizona for a couple of years, but when we first moved here, I was very cautious about how far I ventured out until I learned my directions. We live in a valley and are completely surrounded by mountain ranges. I quickly learned from their shapes and names which ones rose in the east and west, and in the north and south. I was thrilled to learn that all of our streets here form a perfect grid, and once you learn your north and south streets, and the ones that run east and west, you can never get lost!
If you have ever been lost in your car, it is such a helpless feeling! And all of us for sure can say at one time or another, we have been lost in life. Drifting aimlessly from one thing to another is also a hopeless feeling. Trying to find happiness and contentment is elusive. With no true direction, our lives can quickly spin out of control! If you are in this situation right now, I can tell you there is someone who can turn your life true north and give it direction and meaning again.
That someone is JESUS CHRIST who came to save you and me and to give us true contentment and value in our lives……..and yes HE loves and forgives all sinners!
“BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.” MATTHEW 5: 3
Our true north is JESUS, the ONE who came to save us and to turn us towards HIS direction because HE is the answer to life. Feeling helpless? Take the time to read about the ONE who will give you hope. Don’t know which direction to turn? Pray to the ONE who has the infinite wisdom to direct you and guide you forward in your life! Only JESUS can be your true north………Only JESUS can be your compass of what is right and wrong and good and pure. Want to turn your life around? Listen to a scripture where JESUS prays for us in JOHN 17…….
“I DO PRAY FOR THESE ALONE, BUT ALSO FOR THOSE WHO WILL BELIEVE IN ME.” JOHN 17: 20
“FATHER, I DESIRE THAT THEY ALSO WHOM YOU GAVE ME MAY BE WITH ME WHERE I AM, THAT THEY MAY BEHOLD MY GLORY WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.” JOHN 17: 24
John 17 is considered holy ground in the Bible. It is an amazing passage and whenever I read it the tears come, realizing that JESUS prayed for me so long ago!
Just think on this: THE GOD OF SALVATION HAS ALREADY PRAYED FOR YOU, BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU DEARLY AND WANTS YOU TO SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO HIM………HE WANTS TO BE THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE! HE WANTS TO BE YOUR TRUE NORTH!
When you start following JESUS, you find that all else pales in comparison……..HIS mercy, grace and strength come in many ways and when you realize and experience HIS love……….sometimes there are no words. Your prayers to HIM are answered in big and small ways……but HE never, ever…….ever…… leaves your side once you have surrendered your heart to HIM. HE is only a shoulder away and no matter what you do, no matter how sinful, you can’t push HIM away. HE won’t be pushed away because HE loves and HE forgives! Once HE becomes the LORD of your life, your life course is set on true north and HE guides you gently in that perfect direction, even when you take a detour! It is a blessing to me just knowing HE cares enough to refine me and mature me, and to be especially patient with me!
THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE CAN CHOOSE TO BE ANYWHERE, BUT INSTEAD, HE CHOOSES TO ABIDE WITH YOU!
“HE WHO ABIDES IN ME, AND I IN HIM, BEARS MUCH FRUIT……” JOHN 15: 5
SURRENDER your heart today……….SURRENDER your mind……..SURRENDER your soul, and let the SOVEREIGN GOD OF THE UNIVERSE guide you, gently and lovingly………TRUE NORTH!
JAMES 4: 7 & 8 “THEREFORE SUBMIT TO GOD. DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU.”