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Sunday, January 08, 2012

FPS or Faith Position System

A couple of years ago, I went to one of the best technology conferences I’d ever been to and—it was at a lake resort. It was March 18, my birthday, and I was excited. I was looking forward to sitting in the midst of Geeks and Nerds for the intelligent vibes I was hoping to capture just by sitting next to them.  I think it worked don’t you? Never mind.
I started out that morning a little before eight o’clock thinking I would have ample time to get there for the key speaker at nine. What I didn’t count on was driving through Missouri fog which took longer. And although I’m familiar with the area, I had no idea how to get to the resort.  So, I whipped out Agnes, my trusty global positioning system (GPS) and began my journey. 
The morning was beautiful and semi-warm. The fog trapped the morning sunrise in beautiful shades of reds and yellows. Silhouettes of nature posed alongside the road.  I’m directionally challenged but felt ok about my travels—until I got to the lake roads. I had put my faith in Agnes and my GPS became confused. After following her directives to turn persistently, repeating the word “recalculating” at least twenty times—Agnes went silent. 
In the middle of a lake road covered bumper to bumper in fog and with few houses around me, I was alone. Ironically, I had trusted technology to deliver me to a technology conference.  I immediately prayed and found my way back to the main road and then effortlessly to the entrance of the resort. 
This bible verse came to mind of Abraham.  “…he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 (NIV)
That day, I had put my faith in a GPS. Daily we put our faith in various things: cars, people, electronics, restaurant cooks. (Yep, I said it.)
God may allow us to make a thousand turns and mistakes, but he never abandons us or shuts down. We have the same opportunity to put our faith in God of the heavens and earth as we do in other things, but with greater benefit.
"Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear." Luke 12:22 (NIV)
What’s your faith position this morning?
So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:5 (NIV)
Is your faith in the right place?
Scripture Source: Bible Gateway

3 comments:

  1. I always find inspiration from your Sunday post. A wonderful reminder of where (or with whom) our faith needs to be. Have a beautiful Sunday, my friend.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  2. What a beautiful message.

    That is my Achille's Heel, I have trouble placing faith in anything.

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