We will be looking at how easily we can find ourselves lost. We start out in one direction and then find out we are far from our original destination. Sometimes it is difficult to get back on track if we don’t have the right tools to help us.
Many years ago, the way we navigated direction, to find the way to our destination, was the Thomas Brothers Map. It was a map book that gave us the street names and freeways, helping us figure out how to get to where we intended to go. Today, things are much different. We simply put the address of where we are going into our phones or navigation systems and a voice tells us where to go, turn by turn. If we veer off track, it instructs us to take the next exit or reroutes us to get back on track.
The moment we commit to following Christ, He gives us His Holy Spirit as our modern-day GPS system. He sets us on our course. But along the way, we often find ourselves in places and situations we didn’t anticipate and then ask ourselves, “How did I get here and what do I need to do to get back on the right road?” Great question. The children of Israel had to learn some life-changing lessons when they got off track, before getting to their destination; and we can learn from them and answer that question for ourselves, “What are the lessons we are learning when we get off track, and how do we get back on track when we lose our way in this life of faith?”
1 “Then we turned around and headed back across the wilderness toward the Red Sea, just as the Lord had instructed me, and we wandered around in the region of Mount Seir for a long time. 2 “Then at last the Lord said to me, 3 ‘You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough; turn to the north. Deuteronomy 2:1–3 (NLT)
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