Recalculating . . . Recalculating
Volume 3, Day 51
Don’t worry. I know right where I’m going,” I said to my passengers. Then an almost-human voice ratted me out: “Recalculating . . . recalculating.” Now everyone knew I was lost!
These days millions of drivers recognise words like these as a sign they’ve gone off track. The Sat Nav device not only recognises when a driver is off course, but immediately begins plotting a new path to get back on track.
Sometimes followers of Jesus need help to get back on track spiritually. We may intentionally veer off course because we think we know best. Or we may drift away slowly, failing to notice we’re moving further and further from the walk God wants for us.
God has not left us on our own, however. He has given all believers the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17; 1 Cor. 3:16), who convicts us of our sin (John 16:8,13). When we’re going off course He sounds the alarm and triggers our conscience (Gal. 5:16-25). We may ignore the warning, but we do so to our own harm (Isa. 63:10; Gal. 6:8).
What comfort to know that God is at work in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit! (Rom. 8:26-27). With God’s help and guidance, we can continue on a path that is pleasing to Him.