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First line: Psalm 25:4-5 “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me

in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. (ESV)

When I was growing up, I navigated from one city to another using a paper map. My father spent time helping me develop this skill.

From here to where?

First, I would identify the city we were leaving from and the city we were heading to. Then, we would look at the possible routes to get there. There was always a direct route. If we were in a hurry, we usually took the direct route. However, we also considered what was along the way, and sometimes, by taking a different route, we experienced different things that changed the trip.

While planning the trip, we always had to calculate the distance to determine how long it would take and identify landmarks and opportunities for adventure along each route. We also had to factor in unknowns, like accidents and roadwork, because those weren’t readily identifiable on a paper map like they are with today’s GPS.

Do you have a sign?

Once we set out on the journey, we had to look for signs to guide us, such as highway signs, location signs, and road hazard signs. We had to pay attention to our gas levels and find the small numbers on the map along the roads to calculate the distance so we knew if we had enough fuel to complete the trip or if we needed to stop along the way.

Our faith life is similar to setting the navigation for a road trip. We have to decide where we want to go based on where we are. We need to calculate what we need to get there, whether we need to make quick or significant changes in our lives or if we can allow for more time and enriching activities to help us grow closer to God. We will encounter road hazards along the way and need to look for signs to navigate them, ensuring we have the fuel to get from point to point.

We do this by listening to God, who helps us navigate our spiritual lives. We take what He has given us and determine the best action. This is how predestination and free will intersect. We are on a journey from point A to point B, and while we can input information about the journey we want to take, we rely on God to guide us through it.

Go, outlive your limits!

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