After texting my cousin moments ago who’s headed back to Maryland early this morning after visiting Dublin this week, I began thinking about their drive back. I asked them last night which way they were going back and their response was, “which ever way GPS takes us!” That’s a common consensus these days, even with me, because GPS has many of us spoiled like that. Often times we don’t give travel a second thought, we just plug in the destination and bounce..
Whenever we “DO THIS” we’re actually putting our absolute trust in the system. Very seldom do we second guess the system or get a second opinion, we “Just DO IT!” As I thought about this new era of the travel process and how much we trust, and depend upon it, God said to me, “I wish My people would look to Me and trust Me like that!” He went on to say, “From My vantage point it appears that My people trust the things and the systems of this world, and the wisdom and instruction of mankind, more than they trust Me or My word!”
I really had a mountaintop moment with God this morning because He not only told me this, He backed it up with His word. He reminded me of the children of Israel, taking an UNFAMILIAR journey out of Egypt to UNFAMILIAR place. They didn’t have access to a worldly GPS system, but they did have God’s Providential System, giving them turn by turn direction and provision for the journey.
“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night…Exodus 13:21
Not only did God give them turn by turn directions, He was their personal concierge, supernaturally giving them water to drink and manna to eat. They didn’t have to get off on an exit, provision met them along their path…
“The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan…Exodus 16:35
“He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas…Psalms 78:15
Beloved, just as God guided and provided for them, He’ll do the same for us. But something has happened, our faith has been hijacked, and our trust and belief in God, has been tainted by the world and its systems. David left a word on biblical record that reminds us that God still leads and guides and provides for us today..
“ The steps of a good man (woman, boy or girl) are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way…Psalm 37:23
David affirmed God’s GPS, or turn by turn directions, for our everyday lives. All we have to do is look to Him, and trust Him, and “JUST DO IT” and He SHALL DIRECT OUR PATHS….
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths…Proverbs 3:5-6