MICROSOFT MARY

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

I travel a lot. One of the greatest modern-day inventions is the GPS system for cars. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, a navigational system tied to a satellite that can pinpoint your location and chart directions to any destination you select.
 
I remember when my wife, Angie, and I used one of these in Germany and Switzerland. We were able to program the GPS in English. When we began our drive, a pleasant voice came on and said, “Turn left in 200 yards.” We called our invisible road counselor “Microsoft Mary.”
 
At first, we weren’t sure whether we could trust Mary to lead us in the direction we needed to go. We looked at the map to see if she was correct in her instructions. Soon, however, we were trusting her for every detail. If we needed reassurance, we simply pushed a button to replay the audio instructions. We traveled all over Switzerland with Microsoft Mary. She brought us to the exact street address we were looking for every time. We were amazed at how Mary got us around so easily.
 
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help you and me navigate through life. Jesus said, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13-14).
 
There is a story told about people in the Chinese underground church having to rely on the Holy Spirit to tell them when and where they were to meet. It was too dangerous to announce public meetings, so each member had to ask the Holy Spirit the time and place. Remarkably, they would all arrive at the same place at the same time.
 
Is the Holy Spirit active in your work life? Are you asking for His direction to succeed in your work? Microsoft Mary may help us navigate traffic, but Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help you navigate life. Ask Him to guide you today.

Hillman, O. (2011). Tgif: today god is first. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.


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