I think about my destination to heaven the way others think about their next vacation destination. What path do I need to take? Will the roads I travel be clear so I can see what I need to see. The Bible has all the answers. The Bible is my GPS to keep me on the right path.
Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. (Psalm 25:4 KJV)
With the word of God, I always want him to order my steps, but what’s just as important is I must obey where he tells me to go, even if I don’t understand it. I must trust Him and have faith.
There may be trials and tribulations similar to road construction we want to get around it quickly by taking shortcuts. The choice is yours, however remember what the word says I’m with you always, now that’s encouragement for your soul and you can make it through whatever may come your way. God may not take you around the dilemmas, issues, or pain but he is with us as we go through it.
If we think God’s path will not work, doubting his word and going off on our own we can probably expect a path of destruction that leads to sin. Let’s not be like the Israelites wondering in the wilderness and complaining. Listen to God and obey.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. (Psalms 4:11 KJV)
We can try to delay taking the path that God has laid out for us, but the will of God will come to pass whether we decide to take the long way or a shortcut. I prefer to concentrate on the righteous way.
My Bible is the best GPS and it is always right, I just need to follow the directions in it.
Let me do a self-check to see if I’m following God’s directions exactly as spoken in the word of God:
I’m saved – Romans 10:9
My body is a temple and bought with a price – 1Cor.19-20
Exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23
Be ye Holy for I am holy – 1Peter 1:16
Walk by faith and not by sight – 2 Cor 5:7
Worship God in Spirit and in truth – John 4:24
His spirit dwells in me – 1 John 4:13
I’m believe I’m on the right path. And I will not give up. I’m going to trust in the creator of my path.
The Bible is our GPS to stay the course and follow the path. When we go on vacation, we are excited about getting to our destination whether it be a quick weekend getaway or the luxury of one or two weeks, once we get there, we are excited that we arrived and if someone is waiting on us, they are excited too. This is what I envision, if I stay on the path reading the word of God and applying it to my life one day I will get to heaven and rejoice and God will say Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant Come On In.
Driving into work earlier this week I was thinking about all the things waiting for me when I arrived, then my mind quickly jumped to the things I had to do and wanted to do once the workday released me. The to do list always seems to grow so fast. Check off one task and two more tasks magically appear. If only my hair and/or nails would grow that fast…. I’m just saying.
Do we really need to fill up our calendars?
Well in the midst of these thoughts my favorite radio program is on, “Get UP! Mornings with Erica Campbell” and her sidekick Griff was talking about rest. And of course, that was confirmation for me…nope I don’t need to fill up my calendar. I need to rest!!
What is it about saying I’ll do it or I’ll be there? Does it give us satisfaction, make us feel important and popular? And as you already know after we fulfill the professional obligations and personal invitations, we are beyond tired and again we tell ourselves I can’t keep doing this, I gotta learn to say no, a very nice no. The perfect decline should take care of it. I know my mind and body will thank me for it. REST it’s the right thing to do.
But if you are having doubts or feeling guilty for taking time to catch your breath, this is for you, God rested on the seventh day.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. (Genesis 2:2 NIV)
So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who enter into God’s rest will find rest from their labors, just as God rested after creating the world. (Hebrews 4:9-10) Life Application Study Bible.
Rest from your labor. Rest in the Lord
I say it’s time for a new to do list and #1 on this list is REST. Oh yeah and as far as the calendar, not right now, go get some rest.
God thank you for your presence and the comfort we find when we rest in you Lord. God there is peace knowing that are needs are being met even in the resting period. We can find rest for our souls because your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Your love for us is amazing Lord and we adore you, in the precious name of Jesus Amen.
Always thinking about this or that and what you should do next? Stirring up all kinds of confusion in your head. Okay inhale. Now exhale. Some of the stuff we do is not lining up with what God said to do and now you got double the trouble. Slow down and stop rushing. Stop and pray to God for direction and if he doesn’t answer right away maybe he wants you to be still. Know that he is God and it all has to work out for your good.