Well I am exactly 3 chapters away from finishing this book walking in your own shoes that I started reading on Friday evening, I knew that when I started reading it I would enjoy it immensely. So let me tell you a little bit about Chapter 8, called “A Divine GPS, he starts of with actual GPS technology to get you from point A to B, and how you can track your vehicle from you home pc, or even track your cell phone. While I was reading this chapter, the words “God’s Positioning System” came to my mind, and thought what an awesome topic for a blog, now I had to figure out the body of my blog, well I put that thought aside and continued to read, and to my surprise the last section of this chapter was called G.P.S – God’s Positioning system. I must say I was not surprised I was actually wondering why he had not termed it that way right from the beginning. Nevertheless I saw that as confirmation that my next topic would be exactly that about God’s positioning system. So I read the chapter and I am only making use of the topic, the book is now closed and I am going to give you my perspective.
Now while I have made use of a GPS before to get me from one place to the next it still is somewhat unreliable, telling you to turn left, then when you look left there is a huge wall, nowhere to turn, I find that Satan does that to try and throw you off course from God’s Love and all His blessings and promises, he tells you follow me come this way and go that way do this and do that, you may not see that huge wall in front of you but believe me it is there, satan will never lead you in the direction that God wants you to go, he will take you down dangerous alleys, and forbidden paths.
So STOP, relying on your own strength because you are sure to get lost, trust me I know. Start using your Divine GPS; let’s see what the bible has to say about the direction of God.
Psalm 37:23 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” What does this tell you? The way I see this verse is every step you take had been planned ahead by God, if you are not on the path he chose for you it is because you have been thrown off course by satan, do not let him do this to you.
Proverbs 16:9 – “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” – Same thing here it is evident, the bible says that God directs your steps, God will show you the way if you just allow him to do so.
Here are a few more verses that prove just that, that God will guide you every step of the way
Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Isaiah 48:17 – Thus says the Lord, Your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.”
Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
Psalm 48:14 – “For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.”
Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you continually …”
How many ore scriptures do you need to read before you believe that the best GPS is not the ones you use in your car instead of a map book, it’s the DIVINE GPS – GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM
Think of a big rugby game, for whatever reason you cannot watch it live, maybe you are at work or you have a prior engagement, so what do you do? you tape it, so that you can watch it later, then someone tells you the score, even though you didn’t want to know because you want to experience the game as it should be, so now you know, you and a few other friends who have not seen the game sit down to watch, your team that you support is on a BIG LOSING streak and need a miracle to win this, while all your friends are sitting on the edge of the seat having lost all hope of their team winning, you are there relaxed and calm, you look at them and tell them don’t worry everything will BE OK, naturally they think you have completely lost your mind, I mean really look at the score, they ask you how you know it will be ok, and you tell the because I know the outcome, I know the score…
PEOPLE that is exactly it, EVERYTHING will be ok. WHY? Because GOD knows the outcome, he knows the score, he knew the path you would be on before you were on it, he mapped out your life before you were born, he has the score of your life already, he is telling you it will be ok I have PLANNED for you long ago, just trust in me and you will BE OK.
So I will end with this, God has positioned you exactly where he wants you to be, think of yourself as moulding clay, try to find the good in the bad, think of every situation as you being moulded and shaped into the person you were meant to be, the person ordained by God himself to do great things, for him. That is the way I will see my life and circumstances, I am being used by him and shaped by him to do his work, he had a plan for me and he had a plan for you, for all of us, all we have to do is trust in him.
Well for those of you that have read my previous post… YES I know it’s a long one. I made the promise to myself that the whole month I am spending looking after this house while the owners are away I will not watch any TV, NOT EVEN ONE SHOW… well I didn’t really make the promise to myself I made the promise to God, that I would take advantage of the month that I am here, to completely Immerse myself in his word, whether it be by reading the bible, reading Christian books, or blogging about Jesus, either way I am spending the time focusing on him. The last time I watched TV was on Wednesday the 7th of December, while the Thursday I forgot my promise and was about to switch the TV on, this little voice said NO remember your promise… well let me tell you something, under normal circumstances I would have been going crazy, not being able to chill in front of the TV to watch a show or 2.
Its not like that though, I am loving spending some alone time, to learn more and more about God, it really is so AMAZING that, everyday there is something new and something even greater, to learn about him. It is like I can’t get home quick enough to just be with God, its almost like a love affair so to speak, except its not secret. I want everyone to know that I am in a loving relationship with Jesus, and that if they just gave him the chance he so RIGHTLY DESERVES they could have that exact same relationship, each and every one of us have been ordained to do something magnificent for The Lord, and that is VERY EXCITING…
Well so far so good on my NO TV PROMISE, I will be sure to keep you all posted.
One more thing before I go I feel the need to list some of the blogs I follow, all these blogs below are an amazing source of inspiration, and some are of personal testimony, I great source of scripture and insight into the Bible and Jesus himself, so do yourself a favour and go and have a look why don’t you.
So here they are:
Lions Lead – This blog is truly inspirational, I have had the pleasure of meeting Lourens de Lange, who is the man behind Lions Lead, I have read some of his blogs before this blog even began, and loved it so much that I sent it to all my friends to read, and it ended up being posted on a very well known South African Christian magazines website, I truly believe that God has the most awesome plan for his life and I am almost certain that part of the plan is for him to write, think about it why would God bless him with such an AMAZING talent if it was not his intention to make use of it. So do yourself a favour go and take a look at this blog I PROMISE YOU that you will be blessed, just like I was.
All Things Beautiful – While I have never met this lady, I have been inspired by every single one of her posts, I found something from each one that I could apply to my OWN life which has helped me tremendously, she also happens to be the sister of the Lourens who writes the blog above, so if his character is anything to go by and his relationship with the Lord is anything to go by then I am sure she is just as Great. Each and every one of her blogs if God Focused which is fantastic, and you are bound to find some inspiration there too.
Allowing Christ to change y life – Well what can I say about this one, I find that every one of her blogs to be inspirational, she has had some hard issues in life that needed dealing with and she has come out a strong passion filled warrior for Jesus, more than that I also have never met her, in fact I don’t even know her name( I am sure if I search through her blog I will find it) I feel this connection to her, I don’t know what it is but it’s there, also very insightful inspirational
Well these 3 blogs are the 3 blogs that I felt the need to mention again, I am speaking from experience here that if you feel somewhat confused, down, or just needing answers you will find something to inspire you in one of these blogs.
I have one small request, if anyone reading this will re-blog it, not because I want people to read my blog, but because I want people to be as inspired by Jesus as I am.
Have a blessed weekend fellow Bloggers