For those of us who are directionally challenged, its easy to become reliant on modern technology. Advances in cell phones, electronic maps and GPS devices will tell you immediately when and if you take a wrong turn. However, what will happen if your compass in life does not work.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come, John 16:13.
If you have ever watched documentaries on the Bermuda Triangle, there have been numerous accounts of aircraft and ships whose navigational devices stop working. Sometimes this lasts for a few seconds or continues for an extended period of time. When you can’t determine magnetic north, people have to fly blind, relying on certain landmarks to find your way home. Yet, when clouds, fog or storms roll in, this task is further complicated.
All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you, John 16:15.
From a spiritual point of view, your conscience is similar to a compass. Nonetheless, if you allow yourself to become distracted by a career, project or work, its not that hard to get lost. Within these days, months and years of darkness, people tend to lose hope. This is why Jesus left the Holy Spirit following his ascension, providing a counselor in your time of need. Therefore, when everything else in life fails, reach out to the Lord and He will guide you home.
by Jay Mankus