My wife gets a laugh at my expense when I argue with my GPS. Many times I’ve said, “There’s a better way.” Or, “I’m not following those directions. That will take me the long way around.”
When it comes to discerning the will of God and/or needing direction for your day, those are arrogant statements to make.
Yesterday morning, I opened my Bible to the YouVersion daily reading plan with a hungry heart seeking a word from the Lord. My longing was, “Lord, I am reading every word, every phrase with my eye on You and my ear open to Your voice.”
How cool to see and hear the Lord reveal Himself and His Word to me as I read and jotted each piece of direction in my journal. In the midst of doing so, He directed someone to send the first passage as a text message of encouragement. Wow! How great is our God!
Here’s His GPS for my heart and life in response to my longing:
Unto You I lift up my eyes,
O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the Lord our God. (Ps. 123:1-2a)
For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. (Hebrews 3:4)
Plans are established by counsel. (Proverbs 20:18)
A man’s steps are of the Lord. (Proverbs 20:24)
Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2)
Throughout the day, these truths were set before me. I did not argue with His GPS. They have given me peace and assurance.
Looking forward to His direction today. I’m watching and listening. His way/GPS is perfect (Psalm 18:30).