Position Acquired

May 24, 2009
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We recently added a GPS (global positioning system) to our boat, so that we can venture into more lakes safely. As we have adjusted to using the GPS to navigate our ways, it has now become a part of our boating experience, and we rely on it.

I found today, as we were boating in an area in which we have boated many times before, that I have become complacent. I had gone a considerable distance when the GPS beeped, and across the screen came the message, "Position acquired". I had not realized that our position had been lost, until the message came up. I was confident that I knew the lake from previous visits to it, and I had failed to check the GPS to make sure my situation was okay.

This spoke to me, as I had come to rely on a piece of equipment. Though it is a vital piece of equipment, it still has limitations. It is only as good as it is set and used correctly.

There is One who always knows our position and has acquired us to Himself. We trust what we can see, such as the GPS, but do we trust the Father, who is unseen? Are we able or willing to let the Lord be our GPS?

Consider for a moment the situation we face right now, or the situation that we have just come through, or the one anticipated in the coming days or months. What would it look like in our lives if we really believed that God is all-wise and has actually allowed these circumstances into our lives for His purpose?

Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (NKJV)

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to believe fully that You are both good and sovereign. Guide us away from worry, fear, and doubt. We want to embrace the truth that You are working all things for our good — even those things that we don't understand. Thank You, Jesus, that Your sacrifice on the cross for us made all this possible. We confess and proclaim that You truly are our faithful King, our God, and our Saviour. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.


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Julie Bowles <julieanni@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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