True North on the Compass of Your Life.
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
There is, on the compass, a magnetic north, which is not true North.
You can navigate with this, for short trips.
But when you have long trips over any length of time or of distance; you must be able to ascertain True North, or you will be off your point of destination, miles and miles.
We should all have a goal to which we are headed in life; and a way of getting there, which is not going to lead us astray.
That goal keeps our eyes focused on the real purpose of our existence.
As Christians, our purpose of life, should come from the Lord:
Ephesians 2:10. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
We are “created in Christ Jesus” or born again; for a purpose.
Our purpose is to “walk” in the good works God appoints us, as individual Christians, to do.
We all have the “work” of manifesting Jesus Christ in our life. His character should shine through us; His peace, His gentleness, His love, and His determination to do the Father’s Will.
So what is the True North in this walk?
It is making Jesus Christ, Lord of your life, so that you will know what to do, and will be empowered to do, by His life, within you.
Making Him Lord means that we are His servants; obeying Him.
We are His disciples; learning from Him and teaching what we have learned.
And we are His friends, walking with Him through this world, to the next.
John 7:17 “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whither it be of God, or whither I speak of myself.”
Hosea 6:3 “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”
As certain as this old earth keeps turning, there will be sunrise tomorrow.
You may not be able to see it, for there may be clouds and the day dark and dreary; but the sun will be there.
This says that we can rest easy in Christ; we can expect Him to show us His Way for us, and for Him to give us His blessings (the former and latter rains), in the time we need them.
It also encourages us, to continue to follow Him.
Psalm 42:8 “Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.”
Psalm 37:40 “And the Lord will help them, and deliver them: He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.”
He knows where we should be, and how we are to get there.
In life, in attitudes, and in troubles; with Him as our Lord and Savior; we shall know.
Our whole life is a journey.
(I used to tell a friend, life is an adventure. They thought of “lions” and “tigers”; and they were not happy about the thought. But I think of going with a Great Guide into a world that changes all the time….and to me, that is an adventure.)
It is a journey of a life time.
And, lets face it, we need help; we need a guide, who loves us, to get us to the end.
We are to “walk” from here to heaven, with Christ Jesus.
That is a daily walk with Him.
That is how we grow to know Him more.
True North on the compass of our lives, is to make Him Lord of our lives.
Then we will see His Purpose for our lives, done.
Then we will get to the end in peace.