Nowadays, travelers around the world depend upon GPS for their onward journey. It is a wonderful device. When we look for the directions, it shows us the way. It shows us the different routes we can choose to reach the destination. It tells us if we have to go straight or take a turn. It informs us about the distance. It corrects us if we take a wrong route. When GPS does not function or malfunctions they lose their way and are stranded. They have to wait till the GPS becomes alive. What a blessing! Without a GPS people become helpless.
If we can depend upon a GPS for our journey, how much more we can depend upon our Father for our daily living! Father is the creator and the author of the story of mankind. Therefore, I strongly believe that ALL of His plan will come to fruition regardless of what man does. Father-GPS KNOWS our complete route from the starting point till the finishing line. Nothing is hidden to this Father-GPS. Our man-made GPS may lose contact with the satellite. But Father-GPS never fails. Even before the foundation of the world, we were in there His mind. Therefore, from eternity past until eternity future, from creation until our death, He KNOWS what our lives will be. Father-GPS is infinite and man-made GPS is finite.
What a beautiful life He has given to us! What are we going to do here and now? Is He asking us to go out there in the world to figure out everything He is up to and then to back Him up somehow. I don’t think so. Rather, He is after us, seeking to conform us, more and more, into the image of Jesus so that we can be the sons and daughters He wants us to be. To attain this purpose, what am I going to do? I know only one thing: I want to allow Him to prevail in all facets of my life; I give in to this Father-GPS to pervade my entire life. We have a living relationship with Father-GPS. We are not “all knowing” people. But, He is “all knowing.” Therefore, from moment to moment, I am asking, “Father what do you want me to do right now? What do you want me to say? Where do you want me to go?” These are His terms. This is His choice and His way with me.
When we begin to know Jesus as He is, we exclaim, “Oh! How wonderful and amazing He is!” How am I going to be conformed to this image? When we abide in Him, the same Spirit will give us the mind of the Father to guide, and lead us on the right path in every situation, here and now. I remember the beauty that I saw in Jesus, I am learning that Father’s Spirit is seeking continuously to shape me and bring the same beauty out of me. He wants us to become conformed to the likeness of Jesus.
To what degree is it possible? I don’t know. But one thing is sure. When we choose to follow Jesus, we can see the fruit growing, we can see the blessings, and we can see faith, trust, love, and patience going up and up and up.
We need not walk in darkness. For Father has given us “the light’ to walk in darkness. He has given us “the way” through Jesus. He will not just show the path but He will show the right path. He will point out the road for us to follow. Even if we go astray, He will bring us back to the proper path. When we are a crossroad, He will show us the path we should choose. He will continuously lead us and teach us His ways. Therefore, we can put our trust and hope in Him. We can trust Him without wavering. We can rely on Him. He will teach us how to live. We will never be disgraced.
He knows how weak we are without Him. Therefore, He has given us the comforter to reside within. I can’t figure out how I dodged the simplicity of walking with the Father. I marvel at how long it took me and how much mess I went through trying to understand Father and experience a daily relationship with Him. How lost, distracted by the world, blinded by the religion, and totally foolish I was to disbelieve that He was in me! How sad that I did not believe it then! How sad that I let my worldly influences cause me to think otherwise!
If people can trust man-made GPS so much, will Father-GPS be less trustworthy, less dependable, less reliable and less faithful? Should we look up to DVDs, books, leaders, groups, and other external means to lead us when we have the most reliable indwelling Father-GPS?