Your “spiritual GPS” may be the only thing you need to lead you safely through life’s twists and turns. In this summer’s hit “Finding Dory,” the lovable Tang fish has a Beluga whale to direct her as she searches for her parents. But writer Ingrid Peschke has found a more secure way through life that doesn’t depend on technology or fish—and it’s good for all lost souls, not just travelers. Here’s what she writes:
“Like Nemo, Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) has lost her parents and is on a quest to reunite with them. The only problem is she suffers from short-term memory loss which makes finding her way home a challenge. Despite Dory’s repeated exclamations of, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot…’ she remembers the most important things she needs to guide her on her journey: loving parents, caring friends and trust in goodness…
“My quest to understand the nature of good turned me at an early age to the Bible, where I read countless examples of divine care that included God as the guiding force, the GPS that led people on often epic journeys to finding love and freedom.”
Peschke reflects that many of her own journeys through life depended on her spiritual sense, a “spiritual GPS” as it were, nurtured by deep thinking and prayer about God’s presence and direction. She continues:
“I’ll never forget the blinding rainstorm I encountered one night on a dark New England road. I was a junior in college, driving to meet a friend at a specified time several hours away. Being from the west coast, I was totally unfamiliar with the area. Besides that, I had never been good with directions. The rain was coming down so hard that I couldn’t see more than a few feet in front of my car. Feeling lost and panicked, I prayed and I felt very specifically directed to pull over to the side of the road, even though I could hardly see where I was going.”
If you’d like to know what happened— and to learn more about the spiritual tools or spiritual GPS that Peschke used to find her destination— Read More here.