I am pleased you are growing!

Many things could have made you stumble and give up.

However, they did not prevent you from persevering.

Your assignment is to “listen” which you do.

I have directed you this far.

Rest now in Me.

 We traveled many miles using an R.V. this year and everywhere we went, we needed a map. When we first started journeying throughout the United States, I was supposed to act as a navigator and make sure we were on the right highway going in the right direction. I’d love to tell you I did an excellent job. Actually, after needing to make a number of U-turns, my husband decided that, though he was driving, he would consult with our computer which had a navigational program on it as a better means to eliminate all those wrong turns.

God has given us the Bible for our road map and as we read it, we can discover the right paths to move forward. He has also given us the Holy Spirit who provides more directions.

The Apostle Paul had wanted to go to Asia to preach the gospel but in Acts 16:6-10, the scripture records the Holy Spirit constraining him. Then Paul receives a vision of a man from Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Knowing the message was from God, Paul proceeded to go and preach the gospel to those people.

There are times in our lives when we have to make U-turns because we went the wrong way. Yet I do believe when we ask God to direct our lives fully, the Holy Spirit will constrain us from going in a wrong direction. God asks that we love Him with all our hearts, love others and trust Him.


About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called
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1 Response to DIRECTION

  1. Bob Hunter says:

    Looking back over my life, I can see different times when I should have made a U-turn and didn’t. My prayer is that I’ll listen better in the future.


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