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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Touring Life with God"

Date published: 04/29/2012
 
John 14:26  “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”  (NIV)
 
Have you ever been on a trip where you have purchased a tour or even hired a personal guide to explain and teach you about the area you were touring?  I have … and as my tour guide spoke, I listened with intensity to learn about the area and to better enjoy the spots we were visiting.  I always feel a guided tour allows me to experience much more than I could by scratching out sites and information on my own.  In a similar way, God has given you your personal Tour Guide to guide you through life so that you can experience life at its best.  You do not have to blindly find your way through life by trying to figure out what is best and how to do it.  You do not have to go down the wrong path or miss the big events.  God has given you your personal Tour Guide to help you not only travel through life, but to also experience His purpose for you.  The difference between the tour guide you pay for and God’s Tour Guide is that God’s Tour Guide is available to you because of your faith in Jesus Christ (who paid the price for you).  To experience the Holy Spirit’s guidance, direction, and encouragement, you must be available, ready to listen, and willing to follow Him.  The question comes back to you and your willingness to join the tour, to listen, and to follow the Holy Spirit wherever He is taking you.
 
Luke 1:38 “‘I am the Lord's servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’” (NIV)