I was raised with the idea that one can only love things that are alive. I really can’t love my car. But I come really close to love when I think of my GPS. I am directionally challenged and until I got a GPS I was a master at getting lost. Statistically one should only turn the wrong way at an intersection 50% of the time but I am sure I destroyed that stat. It got so bad that I would choose which way to go and then go the other way. And sure enough I was right the first time.
Fortunately when it comes to major decisions in life I had help. I always counted on Proverbs 3:6. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” That’s not to say I haven’t made some poor choices through the years. But the really important choices worked out and I thank Him for being my divine GPS.
The secret to making this work is not magic. It is a matter of prayerfully asking for guidance when studying His word. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 Paul had a template for his letters. He started with a greeting and almost immediately got into some heavy theology. Before he finished he almost always spent considerable time talking about practical Christian living. The close of Romans and Ephesians are especially rich with directions for living a Christ-like life. Treat yourself to a careful quiet reading of Ephesians 5 & 6. The man was amazingly smart.
So I love my GPS and really, really love my spiritual GPS. Use it and never worry about getting or being lost.