I always enjoy setting my GPS for home. Adventures are great, but home is my favorite place to be.
If we let Him, God sets our spiritual GPS for His home. Heaven is a place you cannot find using global technology. The path to a right relationship with the Creator of the universe is found only by using God’s appointed connector—Jesus.
Psalm 110 talks about God’s positioning system.
“The Lord God says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at my right hand until I makeYour adversaries Your footstool.” (verse 1)
The psalm writer is referring to God and his intentions for the connector of His people (Jesus, the Messiah) A sitting position is identified. The place is specific–God’s right hand. It is a very special place and the position is occupied while God attends to the construction of a footstool made of enemy material.
What a crazy picture! Right-handed relaxation for God’s beloved while His enemies are turned into foot cushions.
One of these enemies is mentioned in a coss references for this Psalm.
Ist Cor. 15:25-27
“For [Christ] must be King and reign until He has put all [His] enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be subdued and abolished is death. For He [the Father] has put all things in subjection under His [Christ’s] feet.”
Are you getting the same position picture as I am? Everything, including death, is under Christ.
If we are not in a right relationship to Christ, then we have no chance of a right position to God. That’s God’s GPS system.
Another cross reference from Colossians explains God’s GPS mechanics further. The verses assume the reader is in the position of having been “raised with Christ.”
“IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.” Col. 3:1-4
All this says one thing to me. Am I ready to navigate with God’s Positioning System, or will I insist on using my own?
God, what a great navigator you are! It’s hard to see the path we’re on sometimes, but you know the way. Thank you for your promise never to leave us. Help us to trust You. Amen.