My GPS is powered by Jesus


Good day Saints,

I would like to first start off by giving Glory, Honor, and Praise to my Lord and Saviour. Without God, I am nothing.

Today’s message came to me on my morning commute to work. I was crossing the bridge this morning when I noticed the person next to me had a GPS mounted but did not have it turned on. I then looked to my dashboard to find only the mount.

It made me think about how much we have come to rely on technology. If we leave the house without our cell phone, we double back to go get it even if it means that we will be late for work. If we go on a long trip, we go that extra mile to make sure the GPS is charged or that we don’t forget our chargers for our GPS enabled phones.

We have become so dependent on technology that we have become slaves to it just as many of us are still living as slaves to sin. We place confidence in the devices of man instead of putting our faith in God. Please don’t misunderstand me as I am not saying that these devices don’t serve their purpose. The point that I am drawing here is that it ultimately comes down to this:

8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalm 118:8, King James Version)

Follow me if you will for a second. Go get your GPS unit and type in the following destination:

HEAVEN

Oh, your GPS does not know how to get there? It appears that the GPS is limited to the confines of this earth. It is conformed to the things of this earth and can only get you to a known earthly destination. What we are in need of is an SPS… a Spiritual Positioning System.

I have to share with you that some of us are also like GPS units. When the GPS unit is made, it is empty. It has no idea of what to do other than wait for input. It has to be loaded with maps that contain the coordinates for every point within it’s specified coverage area. When you type in your destination, it calculates the time and distance from your current location. It then gives you turn by turn navigation until you reach your destination. If you take a wrong turn, it will recalculate and get you back on course. This can be relied upon provided the unit has a sufficient power source. The power doesn’t last forever so these units are equipped with rechargeable batteries. Every now and again, you have to plug then in to give them enough of a boost to last in between uses.

This is also true of us to an extent. When we are but children in Christ, we are in need of a spiritual on-boarding of maps. This loading should come from the Bible. It will be delivered through a spiritual leader of some sort or another: elder, deacon, bishop, pastor, etc. They are charged with helping us to get to the final destination. But before any of their work can begin, we have to type in the destination: HEAVEN.

When I type directions into my GPS, the first command the GPS says to me is: “Proceed to the nearest road.” When I began my spiritual journey, the first question that was asked of me was, “Do you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour?” I answered in the affirmative and so began then entry of my destination as “HEAVEN.”

My SPS system told me that in order to begin my journey, I had to proceed to the Jesus door:

9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (John 10:9, King James Version)

Now don’t get me wrong, I have taken a few wrong turns along the way (backsliding). But I am grateful for the God of second chances for re-ordering my steps and showing me once again back to the path of righteousness.

I have to “plug-in” to get me between the phases of the journey known as trials. My plug-in is not an electrical outlet… it is a Church. I plug-in spiritually to hearing the Word of God. This keeps me prayed up for the next part of my trip. I stop for refreshments in the form of “Communion.”

My rest stops are at the footsteps of the throne of grace… it is here that I can clean out all the garbage called troubles and worries. I take this rest stop with the expectation of being renewed when I leave for the next phase of the trip.

The journey is definitely long… it is filled with detours and the occasional road block… However; the destination is worth the effort. Will you join me on this road? Each of us takes it alone, but we all strive for the same destination…

20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20, King James Version)

To God be all the Honor, all the Praise, and all the Glory…

Amen

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Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 11:08  Comments (1)  

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  1. hi again

    Sky


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