Yesterday was a workday at the old house in Saint Louis. (For those of you who do not know, my family and I just moved across the river to Belleville, IL.) My husband left about 10 minutes before me. So, when I pulled out of the drive and saw the gas lights, I had to call and get verification that we would make it to Saint Louis (where gas is $.40 cheaper!). Well, one thing led to another, and my husband and I talked until he pulled into the driveway at our old house. As I hung up, my oldest pointed out to me that we missed the exit… a while ago. We were now in Troy, IL… a place I had never been to. So, I pulled out my handy Google Maps app and learned we would be at our old house in about 32 minutes… which in case you were wondering is longer than leaving from our current home in Belleville.
Later that day, I said to my husband, “When we were lost… well we weren’t really lost, I had a map and knew exactly how to get back…”
I had an interactive map that kept me from being lost.
How cool is technology!
Without that map, I would have been lost for sure!
Christians, we have an “interactive map” too. We have the Holy Spirit of God dwelling within us. God knew we would lose our ways on our own. He knew we needed help. He sent us His Spirit to lead and guide us. Seriously, how cool is that!
So, when you start haven’t prayed or read your Bible in a few days… weeks… months… years… all you have to do is tune into the Holy Spirit. Invite Him back.
If I hadn’t turned to my map, I would have had to stop at a gas station and ask for directions hoping that person was kind enough to help. Or I would have had to camp out in Troy, IL until my husband could come get me.
But because of the amazing technology, I just tapped an app and had directions right there.
Y’all, you can ask for help from others. But you don’t have to. Turn back to him!
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13