Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 20:1 NIV

“Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.”

I have a dirt drive that is about one tenth of a mile from the paved road to my front door. You cannot see my house from the paved road. Some GPS devices tell people to drive to a spot about a quarter of a mile away, park on a dirt road and walk through the woods to my house. I don’t know why that is but it can be very inconvenient, obviously. I just finished reading a group of stories about people who trusted their GPS and ended up in another country, in the water, on the front steps of a library, literally, and various other undesirable locations. These are pretty entertaining and harmless compared to other stories of people being “lead astray” by other influences or other people. I’m going to do something I try to never do. I’m going to take Solomons words a short step further. Whoever is led astray by anything is not wise. In other words you may be a teetotaler but there’s still a great caution about allowing something (or someone) to so overwhelm your senses or your thoughts that it will lead you where God never intended for you to go. Obviously this is a strong caution against irresponsible drinking. However, more importantly God has given us the guard rails for life and His Spirit (His GPS) will lead us exactly where He has laid out for our journey to go. Beware of what or who you are following or allowing to influence your story. Not all influences are bad or wrong. Many are from God as a resource for our journey. Today allow His Spirit to help you discern what and who are from Him and where your next step should land. #BeTheEdge

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalms 32:8 NIV