Fresh Hope – 8th August 2018

Whether it’s travelling on holiday by car, or jetting off abroad this summer, the principles of travel are hugely the same.

In the old days, when we went on a family holiday, my Dad would take out his trusted map of the UK and plot the journey using a combination of road numbers and names of prominent towns along the way. Today, the sat nav has made the whole process so easy, but it’s actually doing by satellite what my Dad did with paper, pen and map.

Travelling by plane, requires the pilot to type in the coordinates for the journey so that the aircraft can log on and get you from A to B.

For life to be lived to its fullest, and to experience all that God has in store for you, then we too need to plot our journey with certain coordinates. Those coordinates will determine not only whether or not you get to you destination, but also how you get there.

I like to think of coordinates as road signs along the way to keep you on track. But more than that they are values that I live my life by so that the quality of my journey is determined and not just the distance.

Getting to a place in life is one thing, but how you get there is another. Walking all over people is no way to get there.

Here are 3 simple yet profound coordinates that will make the difference not only to your journey, but also to everyone travelling with you:

Value people

Believe in people

Unconditionally love people

As you and I navigate our way around the rest of this week, let alone the rest of our lives, begin to see the impact of these three directives from God not only on your own life, but on that of your family and everyone that you meet.

I encourage you today to be done with travelling down the back roads of negativity and selfishness and to begin your journey with a new set of coordinates.

Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied: ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”

Pastor Mark

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