"Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalm 31:3
The eyes of America turned westward in the 1800s as settlers and explorers streamed into the vast frontier. Most were familiar only with states and land east of the Mississippi River. Consequently, they required a knowledgeable guide to help find their way as they crossed the oceans of grass prairies, the miles of desert and the extensive mountains. Men like Christopher “Kit” Carson and William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody became cultural legends as they safely led thousands, including the U.S. military, to their destinations.
Similar to those early pioneers, we Christians have a perfect and dependable guide to lead us through the unknown events and circumstances of today and tomorrow. The Holy Spirit resides within us and will navigate us through the new experiences God has planned for us.
We are completely ignorant of the future, but the Holy Spirit is all-knowing. He knows how our decisions today fit into His will for our tomorrows. As we submit to the guiding of the Holy Spirit, we can experience a growing intimacy with Jesus Christ and learn to glorify Him in all of our circumstances.
Like a frontiersman or pioneer, we often find ourselves in unfamiliar situations and the Holy Spirit can guide us to a new understanding of God’s Word. God’s Word is truth and the Holy Spirit will use God’s Word to provide understanding, wisdom and guidance. When you find yourself struggling to understand and need direction, don’t be anxious or distressed. Gather information, pray, search the Word, and ask God to lead you. He will not fail us!
I Don't Know About Tomorrow
I don't know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day
I don't borrow from its sunshine, for its skies may turn to gray
I don't worry o'er the future, for I know what Jesus said
And today I'll walk beside Him, for He knows what is ahead
Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand
Posted on Mon, May 6, 2013
by Dave Jones