A few years ago, when I got a phone with GPS inside, I thought God knows how to get me to places. If God wants me there, he will help me get there. Dun Ta Dun…God’s Positioning System, instead of Global Positioning System.
Back in 1999, Carl’s granddaughter was nine years old, she decided she wanted to be baptized. We were excited. His daughter told us she was to be baptized the next Sunday. Alas and Alack! We were sad. We were scheduled to fly to Denver to see Carl’s sister and her husband. We wouldn’t be back home until after the baptism.
I was depressed. So sad. Then, I happened to think of something that filled my heart with joy. I said to Carl, “If God wants us to be somewhere, he’ll have us there.”
We’d already paid for our plane tickets (which were pretty pricey). We had our motel reservations and a car rented. I suggested that we go out there and have a good time. That I felt that’s what God would want us to do.
So we went to Denver. Had a great time. Came home. I called to find out how the baptism went. His daughter said, “It didn’t. The minister forgot to put water in the baptismal font (a big pool). She’s going to be baptized this Sunday.”
Oh my Gosh! Carl and I were proud and happy that we were there to see his granddaughter baptized. It calmed our fears and reinforced the idea that God has us where he wants us. We had to be in tune with him. God’s Positioning System…his GPS…had us right where he wanted us.
Here are two other situations that led me to know that God has us where he wants us when we are in tune with him.
One day Carl and I were late leaving to go somewhere. We were feeling bad because we left much later than we planned. We hadn’t gone far when we saw a big wreck. Had we been on time, we might have been in that wreck.
Another example, sometimes I might choose to go a different road than I usually do. Then I find out there was a wreck the other way.
God leads us with these little gut feelings. I believe when you follow your gut feelings, you are following the will of God. I believe that’s a signal from God’s Positioning System.
I like that Harold Herring also calls GPS, God’s Peace System. In today’s time, if we listen to the news, we are bombarded with news of stressful situations constantly. Our own lives can be filled with new experiences that are scary with health, jobs, and relationships. God has a plan for us. We only need to spend part of our day talking with him. He will give us peace that passes all understanding.
God has a plan for you.
Install the latest update for your GPS -God’s Positioning System now. Say a prayer. Talk with God. Ask him to keep you on his path to his heavenly home. He will do that.
Many moons ago, when I first thought of GPS as God’s Positioning System, I hadn’t heard anyone else call it that. However, God gives ideas to many people at the same time. There are countless posts about God’s Positioning System. Here are four of them.
- Michele McLean. God’s Positioning System: “https://www1.cbn.com/devotions/gods-positioning-system“
- Sermons 4Kids. God’s Positioning Systemhttps://sermons4kids.com/gods_positioning_system_bellingrath.htm
- Ministry Center. “GPS:” https://ministrycenter.blogspot.com/2007/06/gps.html“
- Harold Herring. “Features of Your God Given GPS:” https://haroldherring.com/blogs/harolds-blogs/richthoughts/276-7-features-of-your-god-given-gps
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope it helps you look at things in a different light and adds a smile to your face. Please let me know times that you’re sure God’s Positioning System had you right where he wanted you!
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