The other week I went to do some shopping. I got in the car, got out the sat-nav, put the postcode down and started driving. At some point on the way I’ve got little bit distracted and missed my turning. But in my pride I decided that I actually know better than sat-nav for I’m still in my town.
As sat-nav was crying out “recalculating” I was trying to find my own way and was getting lost more and more. It didn’t take long and my frustration turned to poor little satnav and its disability to guide me where I need.
After some time I gave up. I stopped the car, turned around and follow the sat-nav back to that wrong turning, back on my route and happily arrived at the place… about 2 hours later.
Our life is like a journey and our destination is heaven, the place of eternal happiness and ultimate fulfilment. But often on our way we take a wrong turn. We get distracted, we sin, we take our own road. Which reminds me of a quote from Isa 53,6:
“we all like sheep have gone astray, each one of us turned to our own way.”
But Jesus through his death made a way. He already dealt with our sins. He broke the chains of sin, we are free. All we need to do is to accept it. Accept that freedom.
“The time is now, the kingdom of God is here, repent and believe in the good news.”
It is time for each one of us to turn back to Jesus. Maybe we’ve done it thousand times, maybe never before, but now, now is the time to do it again.
“The kingdom of God is here.”
It is time to experience God in a new way, to meet Him in our hearts for He is here. He is reaching to each one of us, just take His hand.
That means turn around, acknowledge that the road you’re taking is wrong and come back to the right one. Listen to that little voice inside your heart saying “recalculating”. That is The Holy Spirit trying to get us back on the track. He is the sat-nav.
Make a decision today to recommit your life to Jesus, to the Way. Let us make decision in our hearts to trust, to carry on, to surrender to God again. Let us experience the fullness of God. And when we take His hand He will fill us with the Holy Spirit and gives us exactly what we need.
Maybe you’ve heard things like this many times. I did, and sometimes it touched me but often I thought: “This is nice but what does it mean to my daily life?”
Does God see what I’m going through?
Does He see the pain, the sorrow, the loneliness?
Does He know that I can’t make another step?
His answer is:
“I am with you always, to the end of times.”
As Jesus never left the Father when He became a man, He never left anyone of us when He ascended back to heaven. He is much closer than we know. He is in our pain, in our sorrow, He is by our side.
But will you let Him to help you?
Will you take His hand?
Will you allow Him to fill you with the Holy Spirit, with the joy and strength, so you can make another step?
The time is now.