Devotions from Margaret Silf’s book, At Sea With God

As we voyage with the Lord on the sea of life we need to pay attention to our position and direction. The lines of latitude that guide our journey may be such things as studying scripture, observing the Sabbath, accepting doctrine and creeds etc. The longitude lines add a second dimension and have more to do with our direct relationship with God that may be discovered in personal prayer, and discernment of the best course.  We might be asking what does God have for us here and now?  God is our fixed point and we can trust absolutely in Him who is both with us and beyond us. It is the Holy Spirit who enables us to discern our true alignment, where God within us is tuned to God beyond us. God within us dwells in our hearts, giving us a sense of harmony when we are living true to ourselves, and warning us with a sense of unease when we are being untrue to ourselves.  The God beyond is present to us like a lighthouse, beaming out a unique signal that is meant just for us.   Let us learn to live reflectively so we can discover the compass point of our soul’s direction.