A Forgotten GPS System

My mother is visiting me for two weeks in the UK.  This week we’re spending time with some dear friends in Wales.  Today we were out sightseeing.  I especially loved the views of the Wye Valley with colors of plowed earth that looked purple and acres of bright yellow raipseed plants which are used to make cooking oil.  We drove from one little village to another, sometimes going down country lanes only big enough for one car.  The hedges stood about ten feet high on either side.  What fun we had when we met a tractor and had to back up for a mile before we could let it pass!  It’s been a day of much adventure, beautiful views, and many laughs.

As the day was coming to a close, we decided it was time to head back home to a nice cup of tea and an evening meal.  Evenings are relaxing at home times with our friends and their sweet,  playful dog – Buddy the staffordshire terrier.

We were only about an hour’s drive from their home but were in a place we had never been before.  One person suggested we go in a certain direction while the other felt strongly we should go the opposite way.  An agreement could not be found until finally it was remembered that they have a GPS system in their car.  The home address was entered and we were pulling in their drive within the hour.  The GPS had been available all along but it wasn’t until we were truly lost that anyone thought about it.

It’s the same in our spiritual world.  The Holy Spirit is our built-in GPS system.  We often don’t realize how much we need Him until all our own attempts fail us.

“Don’t lean to your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

“For You are great and perform wonderful deeds.  You alone are God.”  Psalm 86:10

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