Heaven’s GPS

23 07 2013

Aren’t GPS systems great? My oldest son, Christian, has one in his Jeep. When we visit him and his family, he loans us this vehicle. The GPS helps us find our way around.

He affectionately named her, “Wilma.” She’s kind of like your crazy old aunt. We haven’t decided if she’s eccentric – or getting dementia. Either way, she likes to take us the back way to many of the places we want to go. We’ve seen more alleys, subdivisions, and even a landfill – thanks to Wilma.

She’s very handy. All we have to do is give her the address of our destination. She will calculate the route for us, and provide a map to show the way.

She has a warm, friendly voice, too. My kids use the screen to get an idea of where they are going, but being new to their area, my husband and I greatly appreciate having her tell us when to turn, and which direction to go.

If we miss the turn, no problem. Sometimes she will say, “You’re going the wrong way. At the next intersection make a u-turn.” She will repeat this several times. If we don’t obey, she recalculates and provides a new route to our destination.

I find a similarity between using a GPS and Christianity. 

We have the Holy Spirit to speak to us and guide us. We also have the Word as our map. As we listen to His voice and keep our eye on the Map, we are led to our destination.

However, sometimes life sidetracks us. We get busy watching the scenery. Our problems distract us. We forget to listen to the Spirit. When this happens, we miss our turn. We may hear Him tell us to make a u-turn – or we may not.

If we get off course, just like our GPS, God will begin to recalculate our course. Make no mistake, we will arrive at our destination. He will faithfully guide us, no matter how many wrong turns we make.

Listen for His voice and follow the Map He provided for us.

Utilize Heaven’s GPS. It will lead you to your Home with Jesus…

…See you there!

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14 responses

24 07 2013
Toni Sprandel

Lead me to Jesus!!

24 07 2013
lessonsbyheart

Right behind you!

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24 07 2013
giantsparkle

Reblogged this on Giantsparkle's and commented:
GPS and Christianity. What do they have in common?? Find out in this amazing post Tami has written. Enjoy!!

24 07 2013
darylgstewart

That is so true. Blessings to you and yours!

23 07 2013
Larry Who

GPS…God’s Positioning System: Holy Spirit powered. Thanks.

23 07 2013
lessonsbyheart

I LOVE that! 🙂

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23 07 2013
annabachinsky

This is so great Tami! Especially the part about how scenery often distracts us. Sometimes we forget to focus on the road God is leading us on and we start looking at our circumstances, the weather, the rearview mirror and we get sidetracked with thing that shouldn’t matter. Thankfully God always helps us get back on track when we find ourselves at a dead end!

23 07 2013
lessonsbyheart

It’s a good thing too. Sometimes I get easily distracted! 🙂

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23 07 2013
Peg

Love this, Tami! And I love how we are never off God’s “radar.”

23 07 2013
lessonsbyheart

🙂

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23 07 2013
Kathleen

I love that thanks to Wilma you have been led to places that you otherwise wouldn’t have gone… just like the Holy Spirit leads us.
Our GPS used to say “make a legal u-turn” but it always sounded like “make an illegal u-turn”— something our kids still repeat today… funny but maybe not so good 🙂

23 07 2013
lessonsbyheart

Hmm. You could be right!

Wilma was a hoot. We got to see the alleys in Honolulu, and she took us to the Wiamea Dump instead of the park!

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23 07 2013
giantsparkle

Great post. I love the analogy. May God help us to heed His voice and follow the Map He’s provided for us.
Permission to reblog please…?

23 07 2013
lessonsbyheart

Thank you!

By all means! 🙂

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