This Sunday night I am starting new study. Well, it’s not really a new study, but new in relative terms here at Riverside Baptist Church–“Experiencing God”, by Henry Blackaby. It truly is a life changer, and I hope any of you who are close enough and are not otherwise tied up can come Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m.
Along the way, I will probably put up some thoughts from the study on this blog. I may wind up posting several times a day on some days. It’s that good.
I have trouble trusting a GPS. It takes a lot of faith for me to believe that this little electronic box is going to get me where I really want to go. Is it really going to get me there, or is it going to lead me on a wild goose chase? I heard a story last year of a couple who were led hundreds of miles out of their way because they misspelled the name of the town they were looking for. Bad input on my part can lead to disaster. I want to be able to double check the route and make sure I’ve got everything in order before I launch out onto that course.
Blackaby points out that “we always ask God for a detailed road map. We say, ‘Lord, if You could just tell me where I’m heading, then I will be able to set my course and go.’ He says, ‘You don’t need to. You need to follow me one day at a time’…Jesus said, ‘I am the way’ (John 14:6). He did not say, ‘I will show you the way’. He did not say, ‘I will give you a road map’. He did not say, ‘I will tell you which direction to go’. He said, ‘I am the way’. Jesus knows the way; He is your way.”
Jesus is our map. Regardless of our inputs, correct or faulty, His direction never wavers, never fails. He needs to be our roadmap, because we can always trust that He knows the way–because He is the way.