“9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.” -2 John 1:9
My wife and I live about 30 minutes from the tourist capital of the world…Orlando, FL. The first two years that we lived down here in Central Florida we made the decision to get annual passes to Walt Disney World. It was a great to be able to drive over and visit the mouse and his friends for the day and then drive back home. During the first few visits we got hooked. There was something about the sounds, the smells and overall the entire atmosphere of being on Disney property that hooked us. We were so hooked that for our wedding anniversary we decided to do a “Backstage Tour” to see more of the magic behind what makes Walt Disney World awesome.
On the tour we got to see all sorts of things that normal visitors to the Magic Kingdom don’t get to see. We got to walk backstage and even got to see the underground tunnels that cast members can walk from one side of the Magic Kingdom to the other without fighting the crowds of tourists. We also were able to learn information about Walt Disney and the parks that we hadn’t heard before. All of this was thanks to our tour guide.
Our tour guide for the tour was awesome, but he was only knowledgeable about things related to Disney. I wouldn’t take financial, spiritual or relationship advice from him. When we trust God as our guide He helps guide us in all the areas of our lives. 2 John 1:9 reminds us that we’re to stay with our tour guide and not run ahead. When we run ahead we pretend that we know more than the tour guide. That we do not need their guidance or advice and that we are better off on our own.
Allow God to be your guide. Walk next to Him and let Him show you all of His creations. Allow Him to point things out that you would miss as you speed through the everyday things of life. The awesome part of our Disney tour guide was that he showed us the small details that we missed. We had been to Disney many times, but sped on by little details that makes the big picture even more amazing.
Slow down and let God show Himself to you in the small things…