The Guide Inside
April 4, 2012
Psalm 48:14 – “For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death”.
Though so many people use their GPS these days for travel, every once in a while the occasion arises when we need to follow someone. Having used both to reach my destination, I’ve had some pretty interesting experiences. With the GPS, if it hasn’t been updated, and it thinks you’ve reached your destination, the British woman’s voice just…stops…and you’re on your own! But when you’re following someone, very little thought is required, most of the responsibility rests on the person in front of you, aka – your guide. Primarily, there are three things to remember when following someone, 1) keep your eyes on the car, don’t let it out of your sight, don’t get distracted by the scenery around you, don’t look to the right or to the left, 2) stay close, if they speed up, you speed up, if they change lanes you change lanes, if they make a turn, you make a turn, 3) don’t let any distance come between you, don’t let any cars in front of you or big trucks that will impair your view of the car you’re following.
In Psalm 48:14, David says that God will be our guide. When we choose to follow God and allow Him to be our Guide, the same instructions apply for following the car in front of us. It’s important to keep our eyes fixed on our Guide, and not allow any distractions to draw us off course or away from our destination. We need to draw near to and stay close to our Guide, spend time with Him, know His voice, and listen closely for each new turn along the way, regardless of what our senses are telling us. We can’t let anything come between us and our Guide, or let anything impair our vision, but instead let the Word be final authority in our lives, as John 16:13 says, “When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all truth”.
You’ve got the Guide inside! So remember, keep your eyes on Him, stay close, and don’t let anything come between you!