I was enjoying the ride in my mate’s very nice and very new car. It had every gadget you could imagine…cruise control, heated seats, DVD player with 3 screens and heaps more as well.
But the thing that really stood out to me was when we finally found a parking spot and started to reverse the ‘parking sensors’ automatically turned on and began to lend a hand. A little screen lit up on the dashboard to show you how far your car was away from any obstacle.
If you were a safe distance away, there was a gentle beep and one light lit up, as you get closer more lights light up and the intensity and rhythm of the beeps increases until it is a continuous warning that you are about to hit something.
I was thinking how good it would be to have built in ‘sensors’ which tell us we are approaching danger or about to do something really stupid. Imagine how many problems would be avoided or how many annoying ‘dents’ we would happily live without!
But I was reminded that we actually have a set of sensors available…the problem is that most people either ignore or disconnect them!
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
So it is up to us…it is time to turn on your ‘sensors’ and head out, giving the Lord an opportunity to speak into your life.
He hears your prayers, He speaks through His Word (The Bible) and His ‘still small voice’ will lead you if you will listen.