I jump in the car, pull up my GPS navigational system and I’m set, whether I’m meeting friends at a new restaurant or a long-distance trip, my navigation system will get me there. Without worry, I head off knowing that I will get to my destination. In today’s society, there’s simply no reason to get lost. We have so many choices of navigational systems available that will pinpoint exactly where we need to go. We even have newer apps available on our mobile phones that can help steer us in and out of traffic jams. Isn’t that ingenious!
The navigational system is derived from the global positioning system which first started in the mid-’60s to track US submarines carrying nuclear missiles. Look how far it has come…we can track our phones when lost, get directions to anywhere, and even track people…yikes! We have so much confidence in these systems that it makes us fearless on the open road. We type in an address, and we’re set to go with little to no concern that we will make it. We don’t question whether or not we should turn it on when we need help to get to our desired location.
What about our Spiritual GPS? When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour we received capability in the person of the Holy Spirit, our Spiritual GPS. He can guide us when we’re lost, steer us away from traffic jams, and lead us on the best road possible. The Holy Spirit connects us to God in such a way that He never loses track of us. He’s here to guide us in life but in many of us, He lies dormant because we refuse to allow Him to direct our course. We dismiss His precision to guide us to destination after destination that God has planned for us throughout our day-to-day lives. Some of us turn Him on when we face big obstacles, so He can keep us from being lost not realizing He can steer us at all times. He is the perfect guide always sending out a beacon that leads straight to the heart of God.
But when He has come–the Spirit of Truth–He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak as Himself originating what He says, but all that He hears He will speak, and He will make known the future to you. He will glorify me, because He will take of what is mine and will make it known to you… John 16:13-14
I certainly used to turn Him on and off because in certain areas of my life I thought I knew the course and direction I should take. I thought I had the best route that would keep me away from any traffic jams as I depended on my sight to manage. Often before it was too late I’d crash not perceiving how off course I was please take it from me the Holy Spirit is the only navigational system that works 100% of the time.
For those who are led by God’s Spirit are, all of them, God’s sons… Romans 8:14
I hope today you’ll look at the Holy Spirit as the great navigational system that He is and turn Him on and never hit the off button. What amazing directions you’ll get for the journey.