Friday, December 9, 2016

The Daily Grace - He Navigates Our Lives

The navigator has a big responsibility. Its primary responsibility is to be aware of ship or aircraft position at all times. Responsibilities include planning the journey, advising the ship's captain or aircraft commander of estimated timing to destinations while en route, and ensuring hazards are avoided. It is a complicated task to do because they are in charge of everything in order for the vehicle to function to be able to reach their destinations safely.

In our daily lives, as we navigate the sea of life, we also have a reliable source of spiritual direction - the Bible. The psalmist wrote, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day" (Ps. 199:97). Rather than occasionally glancing at God's Word, he spoke of pondering the Lord's directions throughout each day: "Your testimonies are my meditation" (v.99). This was coupled with a commitment to obey the Author: "I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments" (v. 106).

Like the mariners of old, we need a constant guide to help us find our way and stay on course. That's what happens when we seek the Lord day by day with an open heart and a willing spirit that says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". We need God's guidance from above, His daily leading and His love. As we trust Him for direction, to our course, He'll give correction. With God as your navigator, you're headed in the right direction. 

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