Monday, May 5, 2008

The Bible Is My GPS

This week end I made a solo trip to my daughter's. That is how this blog came about. See I am bad when it comes to directions. I consider myself directionally challenged. For this reason my hubby bought me a GPS for Christmas. I love this device. So even though I've been going to my daughters for over 5 years I still need help getting there. No problem this time I have a GPS.

I head off for my 1 1/2 hour drive. About 45 minutes into the drive I couldn't get into the lane I needed to to exit right and went left instead. As I enter a new highway my GPS says re-coutulating. The first this I do is start worrying. Will it take me the right way? Will I get completely lost. You see the next exit is 13 miles. I was hoping to go a mile get off and get back on. After I went the 13 miles the panic builds as now I'm in a town. With big buildings. I still don't trust my GPS and call my daughter. You see I see signs for Rt. 11 and that is the direction it is taking me. I also know I need to take Rt. if I would have gone the right way. I ask my daughter to confirm I'm going the right way. She has no idea where I am so she really couldn't help. I had to trust my GPS and yes it did get me there in about the same amount of time.

So on the drive home I got to thinking about this. The Bible is our GPS. It tells us how to get to God. It tells us how to get though things in life we are dealing with. How often do we take the wrong turn. We may have strayed without knowing what we were doing. Once we strayed we may have lack of trust that God really does know how to get us though this situation too. We just need to open our bible and read. We even call others who have no idea where or what we are going through for help. We just need to trust God he will always get us where we are going.

Aside note. I got home fine after having a great day with my grandson so my daughter could get some things done. See baby has been sick and son-in-law works 12 hours shiffs.


Denise said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to your daughters.You are so right, God is our gps.

Denise said...

What a great post...... I just loved it....... I especially like the part that you talked about missing an exit and then finding yourself in a place that you did not know......Wondering if the GPS would be able to help you ? Alas it knew where you were and got you safely to your destination........ How that is like God..... we take wrong turns and exit when we should not...... short cuts that cause us to loose time........ but all the time He knows exactly where we are and we were never lost......... He was watching...... Great lesson!!!!

Kathy said...

That was great, Sandi! I love that illustration about the Bible and GPS! It's just so true that when we get off the course that God meant for us to be on, He's always still right there to help us get back on the right track.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Having just got home from our trip I heard that recalculating many times.:)
So your post was right on.
So right on for me.
And unlike our GPS that seems to have a problem holding the satellite---He never looses us or sends us in the wrong direction.
Although lately I have wished that I could just snooze and someone could wake me up when the trip was over.
Going to open my Gods-Perfect-Source and get back on tract.
Thank you!

BP said...

I enjoyed your post! That is a great illustration.

We love our GPS unit too.