When my children were very small, we would venture outside for brisk walks around the block. As soon as they could no longer see our home they immediately went into panic! “Mommy, Mommy, how will we find our way home?” Any time they didn’t recognize their surroundings, they felt fear settle into their tiny hearts. I would do all I could to let them know that Mommy knew where we were. As they grew older they were able to understand that we weren’t far from home and they were able to trust that Mommy knew how to get to our destination.

How many times have we stepped out in faith to follow the Lord and then fear sets in as soon as we can’t see where we’re going? That has happened to me many times. When a person becomes a new believer, they are considered a babe in Christ.

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2

We read our Bibles, go to church, listen to the preaching, attend Sunday School, and pray. As we grow closer to the Lord, we mature in our walk with Him and build upon our faith.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

So what happens to us once we’ve trusted Christ as our Savior? Where do we go from here?

Have you ever heard of a GPS? You know those guidance systems you can purchase and have installed in your car? They’re nifty little gadgets thatmap out your journey for you, so you don’t get lost.

GPS stands for ‘Global Positioning System’. A GPS tells you where you are and how to get to your desired destination. These GPS units can do amazing things!

I was thinking about this, as my pastor taught from Romans in Sunday School. God has a plan for us and He desires for us to follow Him. Now, we do have free choice, he created us that way, but he desires for us to choose Him. Each individual must decide on their own to trust Christ as their savior, but He has predestined us to choose him. It’s what he desires. If we choose not to trust Christ, then that is the responsibility of the individual. He has always wanted to be in fellowship with us, but he will not force us to love Him.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.Romans 8:28-29

I chose to trust Christ as my savior on January 24, 1995. That day I chose my GPS, God’s Predestined System. My GPS has satellite tracking, He knows right where I’m at. My GPS also has superior reception in that we have constant communication access to Him through prayer. This GPS has a master map of exactly where He wants to lead us and that is in the Bible, his road map for our lives. Our GPS comes with voice instructions with the Holy Spirit to guide us. If you miss a turn, no need to worry, your destination can be recalculated to get you back on track with the help of your pastor.

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15

A good GPS also has a special receiver that will give you information and route you around any delays, including traffic jams, construction, or accidents. This is where it’s very important to keep your heart open to the Lord’s leading.

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Jeremiah 3:15

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5

And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. Psalm 37:4

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

I pray that you’ll choose God’s Predestined System today.

One Response to GPS2
  1. MollyCoddled
    October 5, 2007 | 12:28 pm

    Beautiful thoughts, beautiful post. I chose my GPS in 1995 also. Good year for both of us I’d say.