The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26
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 … 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, called “The Jesus Journey”.
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 is the North Star, the only point of navigation required.
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) The Spirit of Jesus is an internal LGS app. The Mentor’s task is to keep you “focusing on Jesus”. (Hebrews 12:2) He receives data from the Father that are meticulously tailored to your journey with Jesus. His primary methods are coaching, counseling and correcting.
That’s the Life Guidance System. And, here’s the best news. LGS is a free gift from the Creator! All that’s required is connection to the system. More about that later.