By Dr. Michael Guido.
There is a story of a man who was waiting for a traffic light to turn green. On his rear bumper was a sticker that read: “DO NOT FOLLOW ME – I’M LOST!”
Another car stopped next to him. The man rolled down his window and motioned for him to do the same. When the man with the sticker on his bumper rolled down his window, the person in the car next to him pointed to himself and said, “Me too. But at least you look like you are going someplace. Mind if I follow you?”
If there is anyone who everyone needs, it is someone smarter than all of us put together that we can follow. We all need a Counselor who is wiser and smarter than we are, and who has more insight and foresight than any one person could ever possess.
We all need a Counselor who knows and understands us. We need One who knows our attitudes and abilities, our flaws and failures, our sins and shortcomings – yet One who is interested in us despite ourselves and can help us get beyond ourselves.
We all need a Counselor who knows tomorrow. We need One who knows what is in store for us and can guide us and guard us through difficult days and long, lonely nights. Some One who will be with us from the beginning of life until the end of life as we now know it.
We all need a Counselor who knows and respects the truth. We need One who will not allow us to hide behind our lies. We need One who will expose our words of deceit or false statements about who we are. We need One who will show us who we are and who we can become through the grace of God. Have you found Him yet?
Prayer: Open our hearts, Father, to be willing to accept the truth of Your Word. Speak to us and lead us through Your Holy Spirit. Guide us and guard us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods. Psalm 16:4