I hope you all have had a full and fulfilling summer so far. I know last week was exciting as we celebrated the fourth.
I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with family this summer and to explore again the memories of what made us who we are. I love to hear the familiar stories and learn some what I was not around to watch.
Listening to these stories is like looking behind us at the path we have already completed. It is clear where we were, where we took turns, where we had to backtrack and take another path.
But the path before us is usually not that clear.
It is difficult, I might say impossible, to make the correct turns with what we can see with our own eyes.
We need a map.
When I moved to San Antonio from Tulsa, Oklahoma, I most definitely needed a map. I had one map to study when I was in my house and a GPS on my phone for emergencies, and still I got lost a time or two. I got really tired of that little noise the GPS makes when you take a wrong turn and the term “recalculating” became infuriating. But studying the map has paid off and I can at least take my son to school and church and not get lost. 😉
But seriously, life is confusing, and we have a tendency to walk through most of it without a map. I’m not talking about the GPS app on our phones, I’m talking about the one and only guide to life: God’s Word.
There are times in life when it is not clear what the next move is.
There are times when we are sure that we have gotten ourselves so far off of the map that we will never find our way back.
There have been times when I have felt like I was making far too many left turns and I would never, ever make progress.
But the Mapmaker is faithful and, even though I still cannot see the end of the map or where exactly I’m going, I trust that He will guide each turn and “recalculate” when I mess it all up.
Have you ever thought about how many times God talks about our Path in the Bible? Trust me, a quick word search is worth it. Here is one of my all time favorites:
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Have a wonderful day and remember to listen to your Mapmaker!
Love you all,