They bought the best equipment from
The highest rated store,
And stocked up on their food supplies,
Had vitamins galore.
They headed for the Amazon,
The latest maps in hand.
But didn’t know the language and
They didn’t know the land.
Though ready for adventure, there
Was one thing that they lacked.
They left without a proper guide,
And never made it back.
Friends, we have been invited on
A great adventure, too.
We’re on a journey through this life –
So much to see and do.
A map has been provided, and
It’s God’s own Holy Word.
But sometimes we need help discerning
What we’ve read and heard.
That’s why God sends His Spirit as
A true and faithful Guide.
When we accept God’s gift of grace,
His Spirit dwells inside.
He knows our destination and
He also knows the way,
And offers us His wisdom if
We’ll listen as we pray.
For He can get us safely where
He wants for us to be.
And He’ll provide no less than what
Is best for you and me.
So friends, don’t set out on your own.
Take with you Heaven’s Guide.
For you will find joy in the journey
With Him by your side.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth…
He will also declare to you what is to come.”
John 16:13 HCSB
©Lisa DeVinney, March 2015
Inspired by Priscilla Shirer’s illustration (borrowed from Elisabeth Elliot)
in the video for Week 3 of Discerning the Voice of God.