Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GPS and God

We have been greatly blessed on our trip in the States with lots of camping on two month loan. God is good. One of the blessings provided has been a Global Positioning System. It sure helps get from one place to another, especially when we "don't know where we're going.”
The key to obtaining complete benefit and profitable results is entering the correct address and carefully following the directions given, even when you think you know better. This isn't to say that the GPS has always been right, but I've been wrong many, many more times than the computer.
God is the GPS of life. He always knows the best route for getting us to His desired location and fulfilling His destiny for our lives. Ps. 23 tells us He is "a lamp to my feet and a light into my path." I believe the same guidelines regarding the GPS will apply as we seek to follow Him. We must carefully follow Him even when we think He is wrong. "There is a way that seems right to man but the end of it is death," is the wisdom of Proverbs and Romans extends the idea when Paul writes about "the good and perfect and acceptable will of God.”
Do we really believe He knows best? Do we really trust the eternally perfect and never wrong GPS of life? Have we truly put our trust in the wisdom of God Eternal? Each person must evaluate his own life to see if he himself is making the decisions in life or is he following the leading and will of God, our Eternal GPS.

"Here am I LORD send me."

Friday, July 25, 2008

another thought on Success

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dale Carnegie