"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
In 2009, my husband and I took an unforgettable 15,000 mile trip in our RV between jobs. Packing was complicated, because we moved at the same time. We had to decide whether each item should be put in storage or taken along in the travel trailer. A few times, we went back to storage, slit open a box, and moved something back to the trailer. And there were things we had to move back to storage because of limited space. But we knew there was one thing we couldn’t leave behind — our GPS.
The morning we were to leave, Mike reached for his GPS and came up empty-handed. It wasn’t where he thought he had put it. We had visions of going back into the now tightly-packed storage unit, and opening dozens of boxes to find our GPS, because we just couldn’t leave without it.
The letters “GPS” stand for Global Positioning System, and the GPS was to guide our turns along every mile of the way. Know that God has also given us a GPS, a Godly Positioning System, to guide every step we take. Our spiritual GPS is the Bible. A wise person will never start his day, or make an important decision, without first praying and consulting his spiritual GPS. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:15).
We finally found our GPS, and it sat in a place of honor on the dash the entire trip. We used it every day. Where is your spiritual GPS? Do you keep it in a handy spot? Are you using it every day?
Do you remember when you received your first Bible? In this video, Jaime Jamgochian, worship leader and Christian songwriter, shares how she received her first Bible and how as a songwriter, she was encouraged to read Psalms.
Jaime is also the creator of the "Modest Is Hottest" conferences. These are one-day events for young girls, ages 12-19, and their moms, and integrate speaking, worship, concerts, modest fashion tips and an honest Q&A session.
Lord, I thank You for the remarkable gift of the Bible. As I open my Bible, I ask that You open my heart, so I will have a deeper understanding of Your truth. I pray that these ancient scriptures come alive within me - to inspire, heal, cleanse, teach, restore and guide my heart and mind.
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