What is the definition of guide?
Well, as a noun there are four definitions:
1. a person who advises or shows the way to others
2. a thing that helps someone form an opinion or make a decision or calculation
3. a structure or marking that directs the motion or positioning of something
4. a soldier, vehicle, or ship whose movement determines the position of others
And then there is guide as a verb:
1. show or indicate the way
2. direct or have an influence on the course of action
Have you ever thought about how the God and His Son Jesus Christ fulfills all of these definitions?
God is our Guide--someone who advises and shows us the way. He is a guide who helps us form opinions and make decisions through His Word (the Bible) and Holy Spirit. His words to us through the Bible are a structure and marking that directs the motion we should be making. And He is a guide like a ship that should determine our movement as we follow Him. But let's not forget that He also GUIDES. His Son guides us by showing us the way we should go. He even calls Himself "the Way". And God directs and has an influence on the course of action this world takes.
Here are a few scriptures that reveal this to us:
"For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me."
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye."
"Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path."
"They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them."
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
So this boils down to the question I have for you today...
Will you let God be the full definition of guide in your life?
Will you let Him BE the guide AND guide you?
I know how hard it is to let someone else take control, when I am so confident that MY WAY is best. It takes humility to allow God to be the Guide in your life, not battling Him for control. It takes a soft and willing heart to allow Him to guide is in the way we should go. I pray that I will allow Him to be MY guide and that I will seek after His guidance with my whole heart.
May you and yours be blessed today and as we enter another weekend.