Thursday, May 26, 2011


Magellan Blazer12 GPS Receiver. 
Do you own a GPS?.....I do and I love that little piece of electronic wizardry...Jo Anne won't trust it though. She still sits in the right seat with her Walmart atlas and tells "Myrtle" when she is wrong. (But at least, she is not yelling at me.)  And I have to admit that sometimes Myrtle is wrong....Like the time we were in Canyon Texas and ask it to take us to Walmart...We ended up at a cul-de-sac in a residential section of town...There was a man working in his yard and he yelled, "Are you looking for Walmart? You are the third one this week!"  It turned out that Walmart was clear on the other side of town.

And once, due to road construction and a new overpass, Myrtle and I both got so lost neither of us knew where we were.  She got so tired of saying, “Recalculating”, and, “Make a U turn” that she finally yelled out, “Dummy, Find your own way!” (Did she really say that, or was that Jo Anne?)

Oh well, I just got a new one and I think I will like it better.  With the new one I can give Myrtle a different voice, so she now speaks with an English accent and even if she is wrong, I love her English brogue.  Who knows, maybe she will take me to Buckingham Palace.

Do you know what GPS stands for?   It stands for Global Positioning System….It is our responsibility to input the destination and the GPS takes the responsibility of getting us there….It knows what lies ahead and plots out our journey.  It warns us about taking the wrong road and guides us onto the path that is best for us.  It can even lead us around troubled traffic areas and take us to places of rest and refreshment. Ultimately when we put our faith in Myrtle she will make the final turn and bring us to the end of our journey.  Then we will hear her say, “You have reached your destination.”  And I will say,  ”Thank goodness.”

But hey, if you are a Christian, you have a GPS that is a lot more dependable than Myrtle.  Your GPS is God’s Positioning System.  He doesn’t need a map, He is the map.  He says that “No one makes the journey to the Father except through Me.” As our guide He reminds that, “There is a way that seems right  unto man but the end there of leads to death.”  Aren’t you glad that He doesn’t take us down those roads but instead, “Leads us in paths of righteousness.”

He knows every rest stop and just when we need them.  Doesn’t it feel good when you don’t think you can go any further that He comes along side and says, “Come unto me all that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give your rest.”

If we make a mistake or miss a turn, thank God for His grace that steps in and  says, “Repositioning, Repositioning.”  “ Don’t worry, just trust Me, and I will lead you back.”
“And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness;
it will be for those who walk on that Way.
The unclean will not journey on it;
wicked fools will not go about on it.
No lion will be there,
nor any ravenous beast;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,
and those the LORD has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Isaiah 35:8

I think the best part of the journey will be when God’s GPS says, “You have reached your destination”, and I can say,  "Thank God, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
God's GPS - Don't leave home without it!!
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