Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, April 12, 2022

God’s Positioning System 

As a person who has been challenged with folding maps on long trips, I welcomed the arrival of the new Global Positioning Systems. Instead of having to worry about making wrong turns, I could simply type in my destination and allow it to direct my journey.  I was very happy to note that it would even tell me my time of arrival.  All I need to do is steer, brake, and keep my eyes on the road and not on difficult to read maps.


Just like the GPS, it is great to know that God is better than satellites and He will direct our paths to our expected destination (Jeremiah 29:11).  We don’t have to worry if He is tired or sleeping on the job (Psalm 121:4). He is always present even when we make wrong turns in life.  He promises to speak when we turn to the left or right (Isaiah 30:21).  He gives us the light we need on our path when we turn our lives over to Him (Psalm 119:105).


Just like I have no desire to turn off my GPS during my travels, we should have no desire to stop listening to God.  He promises to go with us even though we go through deadly times (Psalm 23:4).  Let us remember to tell all of those who are around us that they don’t have to struggle to find the best direction in life.  More than our GPS, God will be a protection for us as He guides us (Isaiah 58:8).  

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Psalm 121:4

New International Version

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.


Isaiah 30:21

New International Version

21 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.”


Psalm 119:105

New International Version

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.


Psalm 23:4

New International Version

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.


Isaiah 58:8

New International Version

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.







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