God’s GPS

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

As my thoughts go toward Noah on the Ark bobbing around in the world’s ocean for a year during the time of the great flood, he had no idea where he was headed following the flood. Noah had no smart phone equipped with Google Maps or even a GPS. He had no idea he would land on a mountain called Ararat (in modern day Turkey). How far had he drifted in that year? Where all had his ship floated?

Most would say that Noah and the Ark drifted subject to the currents of the sea, going wherever the winds of chance took him. My opinion was that he was sailing according to God’s GPS (God’s Global Positioning System). I believe that and because of that belief, I can’t see my God as a god of chance. As I have been preparing a teaching series on “An Unlimited God,” I see more and more how He is in control if I allow Him to be. He charters my path but allows me as a free moral agent to make my choices. He has laid them out, but I may choose to take my own path in life. When I do, I find myself going in the wrong path.

Later in sea navigation, ship captains discovered they could follow a path my keeping their eyes on The North Star. This keeps you focused on which way North is so you will know what direction you are going.

Sometimes the world seems like an ocean tossing us around in life. This is one reason we need a spiritual North Star. We have one. In fact, our North Star called himself, “The Bright and Morning Star” in Revelation 22:16. By His immoveable presence in our life, we are able to charter our present and future course.

Today, the skies are dark and the winds are rough as we ride through the Coronavirus and face the winds of racism and riots, and not even looking much now at the morality around us. We need to know that our GPS (The Bright and Morning Star) will be our guide through the sea of life to our destination as we land safely in our heavenly harbor for eternity.

Focus in on Jesus and stay the course.

Bro. Larry