There is nothing-no circumstance, no trouble, no-testing that can ever touch me until, first of all it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a GREAT PURPOSE, which I may not understand at the moment. As I refuse to become panicky, as I lift my eyes up to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me, no circumstance will ever cause me to fret-for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is- that is the rest of VICTORY!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Enjoy the ride........

"Turn right, don't turn the defrost on, you can probably turn off the windshield wipers, there is a parking space over there, geez watch those potholes" are just a few off the list of comments I hear echoed from my husband riding in the passenger seat. It's no secret to Scott but I will make a public declaration that it absolutely drives me bonkers to be driving and constantly hear comments made about my driving and what I should and shouldn't be doing the entire trip." Whenever we travel as a family we usually take the SUV which is my car because it is much easier to get in and out with Macie our daughter opposed to Scotts vehicle which is a truck. See I am a little shorter than Scott, ok a whole lot shorter, so for him to drive its more of a hassle to have to move the seat all the way up, raise the steering wheel and adjust the rear-view mirror so that its comfortable to him so instead I just drive. However by me driving and Scott riding in the passenger seat is where the issue comes in. I wont embarrass either of us by mentioning our age but we have both been driving equally as long if anything only a few months difference. We have similar driving records and are both experienced and knowledgeable in driving but for some reason he constantly feels the need to make sure I know what to do or add input where he feels it should be added. As the driver I am in control, I am the one guiding us and leading us along our journey and because of that there needs to be a level of trust that my passengers invest in my ability and experience.

Although it may not be from riding in a car we all struggle with trying to drive from the passenger seat don't we? See we choose a relationship with God and when that happens we agree to give up control and allow Him to take the wheel but all too often we find ourselves whispering from the passenger seat which way He should guide us. Now we can't always foresee the roadblocks or trials ahead but we have to trust that the one holding the wheel tightly in His hands is capable and experienced to handle anything we may face. Even when our hearts and minds know that God is powerful, omnipotent and a faithful leader and can handle the highs and lows still we struggle with the idea of giving him complete control all the time and just sitting back, shutting up and enjoying the ride. God loves us more than we can ever imagine and wants nothing more than to bless us and lead us down a life of favor but if we are constantly reaching from the passenger seat for the wheel and trying to get in the way we miss out on all that God has in store for us.

Isaiah 30:21 "This is the way walk in it."

Father, today I give You the liberty to do all that is needed so I can walk in Your anointing. You have the full right to mold me for handling the power of Your Spirit. Let me see things the way You see them and I ask that You will help me to walk perfectly in Your timing. Show me what I should do and not do today. Holy Spirit, be my teacher and helper. I release to You today all control and I say that my flesh submits to the will of God for me. I believe that You open and close doors and show me what tasks are ordained of You. Lord, I rest in You as You make me Your anointed vessel of honor and light! In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

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