Friends
 
Have you ever been on a trip and got lost?  It used to happen to me all the time.  I get lost, I come to a dead end, I have to decide which way do I turn, left or right?  Most of the time, I ended up going in the opposite direction of what I think. (I have no sense of direction). 
 
Of course, now a days, we all have cell phones, and GPS systems built right into the car. It’s easier to program an address, instead of asking a stranger for help and then praying you get to the right place.  The GPS, or the Global Positioning System, is a global navigation satellite system that uses at least 24 satellites, a receiver and algorithms to provide location, velocity and time synchronization for air, sea and land travel.  The satellite system consists of six earth-centered orbital planes, each with four satellites. With a GPS you don’t need any connection, it just works, and in almost all-weather conditions. 
 
GPS what it can do for you:

  • Location — Determining a position.

  • Navigation — Getting from one location to another

  • Tracking — Monitoring object or personal movement

  • Mapping — Creating maps of the world

  • Timing — Making it possible to take precise arrival measurements

 
This is a good thing for each one us.  It guides us in the right direction.  By now, you are probably wondering how does this applies to the Christian life? 
John 16:13 NLT, “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.” 
 
As believers, we have been given the Holy Spirit not only as our ‘map maker’, but as a Helper, Teacher, Friend, and Seal for the promised inheritance of eternal life with God. He knows how to navigate through all the twists and turns we face, and He helps us get to the right location, and at the right time.  We don’t have a need to ask a stranger (non-believer) for directions, because as believers we have the greatest GPS (Guiding Parental Spirit) ever created! The connection never fails, and once we ‘turn on’ His GPS, we will never be lost again. His presence, guidance, and wisdom in our lives are our greatest gifts while here on earth.  Through Him we have access to a direct connection with our heavenly Father.  Through Him we receive spiritual gifts to empower us.  And through Him we can bear the incredible fruit of abundant life.  Open your heart and mind to all that the Holy Spirit would give you, show you, and lead you to this week.
 
The Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us as believers directs us to the gateway of the heart of God. It’s through Him that we can know the thoughts, emotions, and will of the Father.  It’s through Him that we grow in our revelation of God through Scripture.  And it’s through Him that we encounter God’s manifest presence.
 
We have in the Holy Spirit the same Teacher who faithfully breathed the perfect and practical words of Scripture to imperfect men across thousands of years.  John 14:26 CEV says, “But the Holy Spirit will come and help you, because the Father will send the Spirit to take my place. The Spirit will teach you everything and will remind you of what I said while I was with you.”
 
Not only did the Holy Spirit teach the disciples, but He also longs to teach us.  He longs to reveal to us the depths of God so that we might learn what it is to be a true follower of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  He longs to show us the wisdom of God so that we might live as men and women inspired by God rather than fools who find their knowledge only in the matters of the world.  Let’s open our minds and hearts to receive the wisdom that can only come from God Himself in the Holy Spirit. Who's in your drivers seat?
 
Make Every Day Count!
 
Barry
 
Please come Sunday and learn how the Holy Spirit can guide you on your journey!