GPS

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May 10, 2016

“…Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness…” Luke 4:1

I have the worst sense of direction! You could put me in a room, blindfold me, spin me around, take off the blindfold and I couldn’t get out of the room! Okay, that’s a mild exaggeration, but you get the picture. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) were made for people like me. People who need to move around, get places but need some guidance.

I love GPS because it guides me to where I want to go. It is fast, efficient and rarely makes a mistake. I always travel with a GPS, especially when I’m going someplace I’ve never been before. It knows where I am, it will show me the route I’m going to take, tell me how long to my destination and if I want to take the scenic route, that’s an option. My GPS will even tell me if the stop light I’m approaching has a speed camera system. How great is that?!

As much as I use my GPS, I find that I don’t use my spiritual GPS (God’s Positioning System) as often as I should. I do not always inquire of the Lord before I make a decision; not just big decisions but all decisions. I have found that if I make a “small” decision without my spiritual GPS, I can end up getting lost and causing myself big problems. Still, I don’t always use my spiritual GPS.

My spiritual GPS is with me all the time. I never leave home without it and still, I fail to use it as often as I should, which is all day, every day. What is my spiritual GPS? He’s the Holy Spirit. He is always with me to lead and guide me into all truth. He never guides me wrong, he is fast and effective, and will never leads me in the wrong direction and yet, I still don’t use him as often as I should.

Do you make decisions without using your spiritual GPS? If so, it’s time for us to start using the person Jesus left for us to use as our guide. Maybe, we wouldn’t get so lost and so far off track and save ourselves some heartache and headaches if we allowed the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truths.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13

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