Some of us have a Global Positioning System in our cars. We put in the address we are trying to find and it takes us, step by step, to our destination. However, it only works if we follow it! If we make a wrong turn or don’t follow the directions given, it will get us back on track and on toward our destination. God has given each believer a GPS too, for their lives. Instead of a Global Positioning System, this one is a Godly Positioning System. It comes in the person of the Holy Spirit as He comes into our lives the moment we trust Chris for our salvation. Romans 8:9b shows us that it is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives that identifies us as belonging to God. In Romans 8:11b, it says that the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Unlike those at Pentecost (Acts 2:4) who were filled with the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit came upon them and overpowered them, the filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives is a goal as we see in Ephesians 5:18 where it says, And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit…”. Here’s where the Godly Positioning System comes into play. It happens as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us. Romans 8:14 tells us, “For as many are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” It is the power of the Spirit that will give us victory and show that we are sons of God. If we are being led by the Spirit, we will be doing things that are pleasing to God and we’ll be where God wants us to be. It is also this system given to us by God that will help us through the difficult times in life. It’s only as we follow His Godly Positioning System that it will work in our lives. We will go into more detail on how we can walk the way God wants us to walk in the next article.
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In His Saving Grace,
Pastor Wes Barteck