Thursday, November 25, 2021

Proper Navigation

"For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;"
Colossians 1:9-10 (NKJV)

In the past, explorers traveled by ship to distant destinations for trade, exploration, and even to bring the Gospel to others.  When traveling by ship, one thing that was always important was proper navigation.  If the captain and the other sailors on the ship did not know how to correctly navigate their way through what were sometimes dangerous waters, they would not only never reach their destination to do what they needed to do, but they could suffer shipwreck along the way.

What is true about finding the way to go naturally is also true spiritually.  We need to know how to properly navigate our way through life to find the right way to go and to avoid unnecessary problems, and God has given us His Word and the Holy Spirit to help guide us.  If we do not understand how to properly chart our course in life, we may suffer shipwreck along the way and never reach our destination of doing what God has called us to do, and having the things God has provided for us through Jesus.

As Paul prayed in Colossians 1, we need to not only be filled with the knowledge of God's will, but we need wisdom and spiritual understanding as well.  God will fill us with the knowledge of His will, and give us the wisdom and spiritual understanding we need, through His Word and by the Holy Spirit, so that we can properly navigate through life.  It is vitally important for us to understand proper spiritual navigation, and to learn to follow the Word and Spirit to properly chart our course in life.

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