GPS (Global Positioning System) is a common feature on cell phones. With it, you can be guided anywhere. Directions are provided both visually and verbally. And, if you mistakenly or willfully choose the wrong road, the program will immediately reveal your mistake and provide a course correction.
We’re all seeking happiness. However, most of us are clueless about the best route, the one that guarantees optimum fulfillment; what the Bible calls eternal life. So, we waste time and energy on detours that only lead to increasing levels of disappointment, frustration, and emptiness.
Aware of our situation, the Maker designed a Life Guidance System … LGS.
Originally, Jesus recruited a band of twelve to be his traveling companions. (Mark 3:14) “Come, follow ME!”(Matthew 4:19) On this journey, Jesus was the North Star, the only point of navigation needed.
At the end of his earthly journey, Jesus told his followers: “The Father will give you another guidance counselor who will be in you” (John 14:16) and “make sense out of all that I have done and said.” (John 14:26) So, the Spirit of Jesus is an internal LGS.
The Mentor’s primary task is to keep you focusing on Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2) He receives data from the Father that are meticulously tailored for your journey with Jesus to glorious living. We are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good. (Romans 8:28) The Mentor’s methods are coaching, counseling, and correcting. Oh yes. He’s available 24/7.
That’s the Life Guidance System. No equipment is required! The data plan is unlimited. And, there’s no charge for the service. All that’s required is a connection to the system.
The Counselor, the Holy Spirit … will remind you of all that I told you. John 14:6