Focus Verse: However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. John 16:13
Have you ever had to sit in stop and go traffic? It can be exasperating, to say the least. With my new job, I have many stop and go traffic days, going to and from work. Because I live quite a distance from my job, there are countless routes that I can take.
One day, while I was sitting in traffic, my GPS was routing me to go one way, but I decided to take a different route. A route that I thought would be less congested allowing me to avoid having to stop so much. I mean anything was better than just sitting.
After making a couple of self-guided turns, I soon found out why my GPS selected the initial route. There was another traffic jam, but this one was worse than the one I was trying to avoid. My GPS was directing me to a route considering all circumstances on EVERY route. I was basing my guidance on what I could see on the route I was currently on.
We tend to make decisions based on what we can see or perceive to be up ahead of us. However, the Holy Spirit, our spiritual GPS, is our guide and is responsible for leading us to all truth and informing us of things to come.We tend to make decisions based on what we can see or perceive to be up ahead of us. However, the Holy Spirit, our spiritual GPS, is our guide and is responsible for leading us to all truth and informing us of things to come. Click To Tweet
Because roads and routes are always changing, in order for a GPS to work properly, so you get to the proper destination, it must be updated regularly. The updates are pulled from satellites in space. In the same way, the Holy Spirit gets updates from the Father in order to lead us and guide us considering every aspect of our lives. Even the things we can not see.
Just like we are willing to trust that the GPS is guiding us to the right route, we also have to believe that the Holy Spirit is guiding us according to the Father’s leading. Will you trust your spiritual GPS today?
Father God, Thank You for the Holy Spirit that You sent to help lead and guide me. Please forgive me for the times that I have disregarded the leadings of the Holy Spirit and went my own way. Help me on today to know that I can trust my spiritual GPS. In Jesus name, Amen!
So true! The Holy Spirit is the best! Hearing and obeying is key.
Yes, that obeying is what gets many people caught up!