“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 (NIV)
Ever wonder how we made it anywhere without a GPS (Global Positioning System)? Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for technology that helps directionally-challenged people like me. And, as I grow older and lose short-term memory brain cells, I’m hoping for a new advanced system to tell me why I went to the kitchen and what I went there to get.
Regardless of all the devices humans have created for directions or supplemental guidance, as a Christian believer, I have a GPS of far greater importance than any man-made invention—God’s Preordained Shepherd. This GPS, provided by the one and only Almighty, Ever-present, All-knowing God ensures that I am never lost or out of His reach, nor is He out of mine.
The writer of Psalm 139:7-9 (NIV) writes: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
While the voice on a man-made global device tells me where to turn or which route is best while traveling, if I listen to the voice of Jesus, my Shepherd, I will end up where I belong—following Him as He guides me securely on the right path every day, which eventually will lead me safely home with Him.
Sandra is a Faithwriters platinum member, author of the book, Seasons in the Garden. Contact