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Reflections by the Sea: Navigation

By Betsy Ore Glass

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8 I

It is essential to have a navigation system on a boat. While one can follow the markers in the channel and rely on past knowledge and experience, there is no substitute for the information given on these systems. Several times we have gone out in uncharted areas and have found navigation to be vital. Plotting a course and staying on it will get us from one point to the next with confidence.

The Bible is God’s word and it is the greatest spiritual navigation system we can ever have! We all have individual voyages that include the desires of our heart, our yearnings and hopes but it is also God’s Plan we are to seek primarily. God engages us through His word to enlighten us, teach us and show us His way so that we can stay on His course. He plots the steps we are to take. Of course, we veer off course now and then, but He will not let us get too far before He pulls us back on the straight and narrow.

What would it be if we didn’t know God or His word and His ways? Part of what we are called to do under God’s great plan for Christians is to help guide others to Him. We can be someone’s navigation system to steer a lost person to find God. There is no greater call on our lives.

Betsy Ore Glass has long-standing ties to the Outer Banks. From Virginia Beach, her family bought a vacation cottage in the 60s and her love of the area began. Later in the 90s, Betsy and her husband bought a weekend cottage and introduced the area to their children. Then Betsy’s parents retired to KDH where the family gathered often. Reach her at betsyglass1@gmail.com or read additional Reflections at www.betsyoreglass.com.

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