“Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.’ Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know Me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in Me, Who is doing His work. Believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.'”
John 14:8-11, NIV
Everyone needs to have a GPS…Global Positioning System. The GPS is used by many today from marine navigation, to finding location and direction on a family trip. Basically it beams our location on earth to satellites and they can give us our location, speed, direction and a host of other details instantaneously.
In the spiritual realm we all need a GPS in order to know where we are and where we are headed. While most of us want to have direction and guidance, a faulty GPS can be deadly spiritually and physically.
In Exodus, Pharaoh had a spiritual GPS, but it was faulty. Exodus 7 tells us that for every supernatural act Moses performed, Pharaoh’s sorcerers and magicians would match it. In today’s society many have religion, they even believe in God. The question is, which god? As the Egyptians had hundreds of gods, one to suit their every need and want, so we try to do the same. It may be materialism, success, sexual pleasure, even our careers. We try to manipulate God for what makes us culturally comfortable.
The God of Israel was the Jewish nation’s GPS. In Exodus 13:21, He guided them through the desert day and night with the pillar of fire and the pillar of clouds. Today, He has supplied us with a GPS. What the children of Israel could not see, God gave to us in Jesus Christ. We can identify with Him. He breathed, spoke, ate, got tired, got frustrated, and built relationships. To know Jesus requires faith. (Hebrews 4:1-3) Not only are we to believe in Jesus Christ, we are to be obedient to him and to follow His guidelines. When we do this, we will have a GPS that will lead us successfully through this life into eternal life. Don’t leave home without Him!
QUESTION: Where is your guidance coming from? Are you allowing Jesus Christ to be your guiding light?