Monday, March 7, 2011

GPS (God's Positioning System) Navigation

I got to the airport and realised I had a few hours to spare, my hosts offered to send the driver down to pick me but I decided the weather looked great for a drive, plus, when last did I get to drive a long stretch on good roads. So I rented a car (made sure it was one that had a very good GPS navigator and off I down, fresh air right in my face and beautiful music playing in the background.

"Take a left turn at the next..." the voice instructed, and left I turned, "Take a right...", so I turned right, I missed my turn and there was that voice again telling me where I needed to turn to get back on track my destination, I felt good and so in tune with made me think of how He directs us daily through the Holy Spirit.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it. - Isaiah 30:21

I smiled and said a silent prayer of thanks to God...."Its been amazing how You've been directing my steps so far You know and I love you more and more"

I cant exactly remember for how long but I realised that I'd been driving for almost 30 minutes on a stretch of road and I had not recieved any instructions....I got worried, maybe the GPS was broken. I parked the car and brought out the map that was stowed in the glove compartment, and heaved a sigh of relief when I saw I was still on the right track. Just as I pulled back into the road, the though crossed my mind and it made me smile even more....I remembered times when it seemed like I'd been on the same path for too long and I was pinning so bad for a change, I prayed and prayed asking God for direction but He remained made me realise that sometimes, His silence doesnt mean something is wrong, it could also mean we are on the right track, but we need to remain on this road just a little longer. 

Few minutes later I pulled up at my I lay in bed that night, I thought of the day past and the lessons learnt on the road....Thank You Father for the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Inspired by a sermon by Pastor Sam Adeyemi