As a lifeguard growing up and now as a mum, I have had a lot of practice saying, “Stop”. “Stop running.” “Stop fighting.” “Stop arguing.” “Stop, before you get hurt.”
The shrill blast of a Fox 40 whistle is a real attention getter. It can be more challenging to get our children’s attention at home. I wonder how God feels about how tiring it can be trying to get my attention.
How often do I sense that prick of conscience and ignore it? How often to I tread down a path that I somehow know will not go well for me?
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
God promises to never leave us nor forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6-8) He tells us that He has plans for us. (Jeremiah 29:11)
If you were going on a trip and had programmed your GPS to get you to your destination, would you listen to it’s directions?
If you came to a railroad track and the lights were flashing and the gate was down would you keep on going?
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
God will guide us, we just need to listen to the whistle.
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.