NAVIGATE. How to Successfully Journey Through Life & These Times - Part One
Aug 8th, 2021 by bryanhudson
Navigate is the best word I have found to characterize living and working in this interesting and sometimes perilous season. Looking at people and circumstances both within my circle and within our local and national community, we see challenges related to navigating life. We have seen both successful voyages and shipwrecks.
Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
We can’t make sense of things that happen. We don’t dwell on bad things because “things” don’t define us.
We are defined by our LOVE for God and fulfilling His PURPOSE— which causes the puzzle of things to work for our good.
What I mean by the word NAVIGATE:
1) Plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, especially by using instruments or maps.
2) To sail or travel over (a stretch of water or terrain), especially carefully or with difficulty.
3) Successful navigation or travel is based on fixed points of reference
Navigation Requires Fixed Points (coordinates)
#1 Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 )
#2 The Word of God
#3 Objective Truth and Facts
We have to recognize truth at two levels:
- Biblical truth and,
- Objective truth. Believers who over spiritualize completely miss the importance of objective truth. Something which the Bible supports