Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Do You Trust Your G.P.S.? by Ann Wayne

A few years ago, I was traveling down a winding country highway after dark that I had only driven on once before during daylight hours. Suctioned to my windshield was my trusty GPS. Or at least I was hoping that I could trust it.

My destination address was typed in and I hoped for the best. It had never failed me before, but a little anxiety flowed through my veins as I took a deep breath and sped down the highway.

Then the Spirit nudged me as if to say, “Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). I’ve always been here for you in times like this. Do not be afraid! Why are you stressing over this?”

I began to pray and ask the Lord to wrap His hedge of protection around me and deliver me safely to my destination.

I began to think about God’s word being the road map for our lives. Many times we try to take things in our own hands instead of trusting in His word and putting our faith in Him. In Deuteronomy 31:6, Moses reminded Joshua that the Lord was with him as he took the leadership role in delivering the Israelites into the Promised Land. He said, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of [the Egyptians], for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Moses had the kind of faith that God wants us to have, the kind that moves mountains or parts seas.

In Proverbs 3:5-6, the scripture says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” The Lord wants us to read and follow His road map to life – The Bible.

If we can put our trust in a man-made device like a GPS to help us reach our destination, shouldn’t we trust God with our lives?

After arriving at my destination that evening, I realized that God was really in control of my trip that night - even while traveling on a desolate highway depending on a GPS. That evening was a test of my faith. I asked the Lord to increase it so that I would trust Him more.

G.P.S. on the road-map of life = G.od P.rovides S.ecurity

Ann has recently been approved to become a Presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting and will travel to Texas in September for training. She will lead parenting seminars at churches in the Southeast.

1 comment:

  1. What a powerful interpretation of the acronym G.P.S! Thanx, Ann! Once when I was chaperoning a group of teens to New York, I was praying about our safe arrival. As I opened my eyes and looked out the window, a large truck came up alongside our bus. In ten foot tall letters, it said "G.O.D." Guaranteed Overnight Delivery!


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