Recently a friend and I had a fun outing to some thrift stores. My car has a good GPS tracker so we put in the address of where we needed to go. When we arrived at our destination, we laughed realizing that we were right by a mall we are familiar with, but the GPS took us in a very round about way to get there. If only it had said by the Chandler Mall we would have gotten there a lot sooner! We already knew a better and faster way. We relied on the GPS because we weren’t familiar with the address, but the way it took us certainly was not direct! Ugh.
GOD’S WORD IS DIRECT AND SPECIFIC.
Since the beginning of time, man has searched for the right direction, whether it be in traveling the world or in life in general. But doesn’t our spiritual life need a clear GPS too?
PSALM 119: 105 “YOUR WORD IS A LAMP FOR MY FEET AND A LIGHT FOR MY PATH.”
HIS word always sheds just enough light and direction on those issues we need to know about. HIS word is light in the darkness and it never fails us.
Who hasn’t stumbled into a dark room, stubbing a toe and wishing like crazy that there was some light? And who hasn’t stumbled in life, making terrible mistakes that hurt and destroy, wishing that someone would have guided them? Do we consult GOD first? Because HIS GPS for us is specific down to the last detail.
PSALM 139: 3 “YOU SEARCH OUT MY PATH AND MY LYING DOWN AND ARE ACQUAINTED WITH ALL MY WAYS.”
Oh how we stumble and bumble in this impossible world because we neglect the light of HIS word! We get so caught up in all of our comings and goings that we neglect to use HIS truth and HIS GPS for us first and foremost.
GOD’S WORD WILL NEVER STEER YOU WRONG!
Isn’t it better to trust in GOD’S word, than the lies and deceit of this world? There are false doctrines, and false philosophies on the world stage right now…..all leading us in the path of eternal damnation. All these lies are leading us away from GOD.
When we put our hands securely on the steering wheel of life, we have our MASTER GPS ready and waiting for us……to always keep us securely in the right direction with straightforward instructions and even promises. GOD DOES NOT LIE. Only HIS WORD will steer us morally and ethically and will refine us just the way our SAVIOR wants us to be. HE steers us on the only path that leads to a righteous destination.
OUR SAVIOR IS LEADING US TO HIM.
How often did JESUS say…….follow ME! Anyone who has been lost knows the helpless feeling that comes upon you. We as sinners are helpless and vulnerable when we don’t follow GOD’S clear directions for us, so let us turn now to HIM who guides and provides at the same time. HE gives us abundantly and clearly all we need in the way we should go.
JOHN 8: 12 “ANYONE WHO FOLLOWS ME WILL NEVER WALK IN DARKNESS, BUT WILL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE.”
And the best part of all of this is……..
JOHN 10: 9 “I AM THE GATE. IF ANYONE ENTERS BY ME, HE WILL BE SAVED AND WILL COME IN AND GO OUT AND FIND PASTURE.”
We are saved and we are forgiven of our sins when we accept JESUS into our hearts and when we decide to only follow HIS directions. And remember, HE first loved us! So, HE is the best GPS here on this planet! Choose to follow HIM today and have your life turned around in the right and good direction. You will never be lost, because you are found by HIM!!
PSALM 119: 45 “I WILL WALK FREELY IN AN OPEN PLACE BECAUSE I STUDY YOUR PRECEPTS.”