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“For this God is our God for ever and ever;  He will be our guide even to the end.” (Psalm 48:14 NIV)

No one guides like God.

In today’s technological world, we have plenty of choices who to follow.  “Influencers” are people who have large followings on social media.  Because of the number of people who follow them, they influence culture with their actions.

For instance, in the tennis world, Novak Djokovic is an influencer.  He is consistently one of the top three players in the world.  When he does something, people notice.  Recently he held a private tennis tournament with other top level players.  Unfortunately, they contracted COVID, the media was unforgiving of the incident.  However, a few years back he decided to up his fitness game by going gluten free.  He influenced his dedicated followers to do the same thing.  After all, if gluten free made Novak a top player in the world, it would certainly help their game as well.  

Influencer’s influence.

Arguably, Jesus is one of the top influencers of all time.  His following far outweighs that of any athlete or movie star.  Yet the world is still in desperate need of Jesus.  Why don’t, if Jesus is so famous, His follower’s reflect Him more?  The answer is simple: we battle ourselves for who will truly guide our lives.

Sherpas are Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering.  If you are going to trek up the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, you want a sherpa to guide you.  Studies have found they have physically adapted to living in high regions with little oxygen.  In other words, they were made specifically to lead people up the mountain.  Without a sherpa leading the way, the chance of survival is slim to none.

God gave us Jesus as our Sherpa in life.  His teachings can lead us through the deadliest terrain without a scratch.  However, just like climbing a mountain, we have to take the steps necessary to get to the top.  God doesn’t just drop us at the top of the mountain, He gives us the opportunity to climb rocks and conquer the trail.

Every day, we need God to guide us.  We need Him to direct our steps, straighten out our paths and lead the way.  If we aren’t following Him, we need to analyze who we are following.  Within the pages of the Bible, God has given us direction for every aspect of our life.  He teaches us how to have relationships with other people.  We learn how to handle money and balance work and play.  God’s instruction book is love.  Every word written is because of God’s love for us.  He knows the journey is hard, but with Him as our guide, it isn’t impossible.

Question of the Day:

How can you seek God’s guidance today?

Further Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18 NIV, 2 Corinthians 7:8-16 NIV, Psalm 48 NIV, Proverbs 22:17-19 NIV

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