Today I want to talk about the latest, “Global Positing Satellites”. When we moved to Sydney, Australia a city of 5 million people it was busy city with malty lane, winding roads, that went on for miles. We didn’t want the fear of getting lost to keep us from our ministries so we purchase a GPS systems called TomTom. This became a joke with us because Craig was already use to his own personal TomyaTomya giving him directions. Our hope was this one would have fewer mistakes. One particular, night I wanted to go to a bible study some young ladies had invited me and my daughter to. Just as I had made the plans for our study, Craig made plans for the same time with the guys who were having a study on the other side of town. Quickly one of the men said they would pick Craig up so I could have the car. Thirty minutes before the study was to start, I got a hold of the girl whose house it was to be at. She gave me the address and what to bring as our part of the meal. I hurriedly threw it together, punched the address in on my brand new GPS as we speed off through the city. The first few turns were on roads I was familiar with. Several minutes later, and very dark at that point, I found myself on roads I had never been on before. I have a pretty good sense of direction, but I even felt like I had gone around in circles. There was lots of traffic so I couldn’t be concerned on whether TomTom was sending me the right way or not. I was gonna be happy to just get to stop the car at some point. Driving in stressful surroundings was wearing me out, and I didn't care where I ended up at as long as I could stop driving. Thirty minutes later, just as I was promised, I pulled right up to her house. Wow! What a machine. I know these devices aren’t perfect, but it did a pretty good job.
As I started my return trip home, I thought how I may not have even tried to go, at such a late start. Being in a new country I was concerned and worried about not offending anyone by being late or bothering then with several phone calls just to figure out how to get there. What if the food I chose to bring no one liked? The GPS made one thing clear, my direction. I had a chance to at least get there if nothing else worked out that night. I just wanted to do the right thing.
Maybe that’s why some of you don’t start a walk with Christ. You feel you’re too late. You worry you will mess up, or maybe you keep getting lost. You think it’s just too hard to make all those choices, and fight through the temptations. If one of these fits, you may just need your “GodGod” turned on, with the appropriate address typed in to navigate you. Connect the (Prayer line) and open the turn by turn view screen (Bible). As I travel to places I’ve been before I do better each time at getting there on my own.The more time listening
to God the more the directions will stick. The more my actions will become automatic. Remember this text, the original GPS.
I lived there for nearly 6 years, and the more and more I combed over the maps I could take off and enjoy the scenery with out my mind focused on every turn. God's word covered in prayer is the best navigational system around. It did get easier to get around, but I still made many wrong turns, I just didn't stress over it. I just got my TomTom back out and set my directions straight. You make the application.