Saturday Morning Devotional – by Jay Sikes
Technology can be positive or negative. It is positive when it works to our advantage and negative when it doesn’t seem to work at all. It’s great when it works and horrible when it doesn’t! Well, Waze to the rescue.
A Need for Waze
There are days when I find myself doing a lot of driving and I heavily depend on technology. I’m primarily referring to the GPS on my phone – namely, “WAZE.” On any given day, I can be zig-zagging across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, or I may be headed out on a “long haul,” traveling several hundred miles. I never know what a day may bring. Thank goodness for WAZE giving me the path to take. (It even warns you about a speed trap that might be ahead.)
When Waze Leads Astray
However, sometimes WAZE throws me a wild pitch. For instance, just last week I had a destination in Mesquite, Tx and I was leaving from the office in Mesquite, Tx. The next thing I knew, I found myself in Garland, Tx. I can distinguish between Garland and Mesquite but I wasn’t paying attention. After driving a few miles in Garland, I realized WAZE had taken me off course.
Benefits to Waze
There are several things I like about WAZE, like the route options, the rerouting feature, and the different set-up options. There always seems to be a different route.
These routes are needed for all sorts of reasons:
- Technical failures
- Not paying attention
- Options in general
- Quickest route
- Route to avoid tolls
- Route to avoid major highways
- Route with the least traffic
- Rescue vehicles blocking traffic
- Special events taking place
- Outside interference at a critical moment in following the directions – ex. the phone rings!
Thinking about different destinations and all the options brings to mind one destination with only one Route.
- God Almighty
The only route is by way of Jesus Christ.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the WAY and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
With WAZE, the route is chosen. However, effort has to be applied to stay the course. It’s the same with God. The WAY is chosen. However, effort has to be applied for the greatest journey.
Scriptures to Lead the Way
- “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
- “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
- “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” John 14:15
The Greatest Journey
At the office where I work there is a sign –
- Play – several times in the Bible our journey is referred to as running a race.
- Champion – to be a champion requires giving your all.
- Today – yesterday is gone, tomorrow never gets here, each day we live is TODAY. Today is everyday.
When we play like a champion today we experience the greatest journey.
- “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
WAZE to the rescue – Amen!
The WAY to rescue – Jesus!
Other Resources to Point to the Way
I don’t remember where or how I found out about Jessica King, but I love her music. She has a beautiful country tone with a Gospel message! Listen to her song, Keep Me in Your Will.
One-Way Frontage Road Traffic (By Jay)
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Until next week…
Have a Grace and Joy-Filled Week!
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“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19