”He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”
(Psalm 25:9 NIV)
A few years ago we were outfitted, by our children, with yet another technical marvel, a GPS - a satellite navigator - for our car. At first we wondered if we’d ever find any use for it, but then it came time to visit a friend at an, for us, unfamiliar address, and we decided to test its worth.
A GPS locates, via a satellite, your location as well as your destination. When you type in the address to which you are driving, the GPS selects the best travel route, and a very pleasant pre-recorded voice tells you which road to follow. – Continue straight ahead – At the next exit, bear left – take the next exit and an immediate right – at the round-about, in 300 meters, take the 2nd exit.
With the help of the GPS we’ve luckily navigated correctly both in the country side and to the correct address among the twisting little lanes in some of Europe’s largest cities. Sometimes we wondered if we dared count on the GPS, as we thought we knew better, but most often on reflection we understood that the GPS knew best.
The unfailing voice in the GPS has been a reminder of what a wonderful resource we have in accessing God’s direction in our lives. He sees our reality, just like the GPS, but from a loftier perspective. He sees further and He knows so much more than we do. We can have assurance in His leading. A GPS can make an error but God never fails.
Lord, I want to listen to Your leading today and follow Your directions.