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The Navigator and the Holy Spirit

by | Jul 3, 2023 | Guidance, Holy Spirit, Word of God

Recently, I travelled to visit my in-laws. Due to COVID-19, I had never visited their new place. Before I started the five-and-a-half-hour trip, I put their new address into the navigator (GPS) on the dash of my van. The visit was lovely. Before I left their parking lot to begin the five-and-a-half-hour trip home, it was reassuring to push “Go Home”. The GPS did not shorten the trip, but it gave me guidance going through built-up areas that were unfamiliar to me.

Children of God have the indwelling Holy Spirit within them to guide their journey home to be with Christ.

“I shall ask the Father to give you someone else to stand by you, to be with you always. I mean the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, for it can neither see nor recognise that Spirit.” (John 14:16-17 Phillips)

Most cell phones today are equipped with a map application to guide the traveller in unknown territory. I have been told that GPS uses satellites that are designed to help give directions where needed. In a way, that is an illustration of how the Bible helps us. Reading the Word of God daily guides believers to know what pleases God. In the Scriptures, God repeatedly tells us, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 Phillips)

“Yet when that one I have spoken to you about comes — the Spirit of truth — he will guide you into everything that is true. He will bring glory to me for he will draw on my truth and reveal it to you.” (John 16:13a,14 Phillips).

“‘I myself am the road,’ replied Jesus, ‘and the truth and the life. No one approaches the Father except through me.'” (John 14:6 Phillips).

Our world today is often a scary, unfamiliar place to find our way through. Let us ask God to remind us to heed the direction of His Word and to show His love to everyone.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we ask for guidance from Your written Word and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Help us to love our neighbour as You loved us at Calvary. Thank You for the faith to believe and have living hope in Jesus Christ. Thank You for the message of the gospel. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Copyright © 2022, by Ruth Rowe <>, first published on the PresbyCan Daily Devotional .
Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

Reprinted from PresbyCan with author’s permission