Isn’t technology wonderful? I don’t know how I would be able to find half the places I need to be if it wasn’t for my GPS. My wife and I made our yearly trip to Phoenix to visit our grandkids for a week. We put nearly 700 miles on the car without leaving the city. Without the GPS I would have been lost most of the time in that big city. Before I got my new GPS I had one that would always use a certain word whenever I missed my turn. The pleasant sounding voice would say: “recalculating”, and then proceed to give directions to get me back on my route.
Trying to live the Christian life in this busy, hostile world is like navigating our vehicle in an unfamiliar city. There are times we get off course, take a wrong turn, or go down a dead end street. We can even find ourselves on the wrong side of town in places that are not healthy to our spiritual lives. We make choices that take us far off course. It is then we need to plug into God’s GPS. His Word is like a GPS for life. It will help us to recalculate our poor decisions and reroute us on the right road. The psalmist tells us: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). James pictures God’s Word as a mirror to show us what corrections we need to make to our lives. He also calls the Word, the perfect law of liberty. The Bible does not bind us but instead it frees us to become all that God has planned us to be.
Have you found yourself off course and traveling down a road that is taking you nowhere real fast? Are you beginning to reap the consequences of your poor decisions? I am so glad that our God is in the recalculating business. His grace is available to forgive us and to reroute us. So, pay attention to God’s GPS as He tries to recalculate your course.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation