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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

God's GPS

Several years ago, my wife and I were driving from New Jersey to upstate New York to visit our grandchildren. Now, we had been there before and sort of knew the way, but we had recently purchased a GPS device for our car and decided to try it out. We entered the destination and started the navigation.

As we followed the directions being given to us by the device, something just didn't seem right. It didn't seem like we were going the way we had gone in the past. But, figuring that a GPS system probably knows a better route, we kept following it. Before long, we found ourselves driving on the most treacherous road we had ever been on. It wound through the mountains and was one of those roads where, on one side of the road, there was nothing but a drop. To top it off, it was only one lane! And, since we had no idea where we were and could not back up or make a u-turn, we had to just keep on following this route. Needless to say, it was a harrowing trip! We eventually did get to our destination, but it took us way longer than it should have. We no longer have that GPS device.

God's Word is our GPS for our journey through life. Unlike that GPS device I used, God's Word can be trusted to lead us on the right path (Proverbs 3:5-6). It even lights the path, so we can easily find our way through life (Psalm 119:105). The satellite that my GPS device used was obviously not a good one. It led me down a treacherous path. That is what happens when we try to navigate life while focusing on the world. But, God's GPS uses the best possible satellite for providing us a path through life--Jesus. Jesus himself tells us that He is the way (John 14:6). When we rely on Him, when we study His Word and do what it says, we can be sure of reaching our desired destination--eternal life with Him in heaven.

Spend time with God's GPS today. If you don't do so already, study His Word. As you do, if you allow it to let it transform your heart and mind, it will change your life. A great way to study God's Word is through tools like BibleGateway.com, a website that includes multiple versions of the Bible, as well as study tools.

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