Navigate by the Word of God

I was driving through Georgia a few weeks ago and it was 9 o’clock at night, it was dark and I had no idea where I was. I was at the mercy of my navigation system directing me at every turn I made. I thought, what the hell were we doing before we had these modern marvels of technology? A voice told me about the traffic ahead and even what lane I needed to be in to make my next exit.

So I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if we had this device to guide us through life? As I drove a little further, I looked down in my passenger seat and saw my Bible laying there. It quickly occurred to me that God has provided us with the answers we need, and it’s all in that little book that was rolling with me.

I spoke regularly about my relationship with God, and while it’s not like my car’s navigation system, it’s similar. When I pray, I never hear a theatrical voice answering my questions, concerns, or expressions of gratitude for my blessings, but somehow the answers are clear.

In our travels, experiences, and simply life, we are faced with choices that seem complicated, but if you listen to your internal navigation system, you will realize that the answer is simple. This navigational system is God providing us with all the paths we need to take, and even the lane changes we need to make to navigate the troubles ahead, but we need to listen.

Although I can navigate my travels based on GPS, I have decided to navigate my life based on the Word of God. He is my shepherd and he will lead me to my destination. It may not be easy, but it will be good.

Live happily!

Rick Stanfield is the author of “I Can and I Will” and writes a regular column on faith.

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