Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. – Joshua 1:8
Why isn’t this working? I was trying to get my GPS to begin our journey from the correct location, but couldn’t change the wrong information showing. I pushed one button, and then another, and another with no change. This was supposed to be an easy way to travel. I wasn’t experiencing that at the moment. Okay, if all else fails, take out the manual and see if it can help. I flipped through the pages to find that being parked in the garage, the satellites may have a difficult time connecting to the receiver. So I backed out of the garage and a few moments later, the correct location appeared.
Our Christian life can be like that at times. We think we know how it should work. We feel we are doing the right things, but not getting to the place in life we desire. We work hard, give to help others, volunteer and more, yet our journey seems to have potholes in the road. Although we understand that life is not perfectly smooth because we are Christians, we get a sense that the direction we are heading is not right. We want to be sure. So if all else fails, we take out the manual … God’s Word. Like the manual for the GPS, it would have been a lot easier to take out the manual first.
Faith Tip: Pull out the manual and begin to seek God’s direction for you.