Scripture for the day: Matthew 16:24-25 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.’”
I’m a very ordered, methodical person. I like structure and planning. I always take the divided highway, well-lit, smooth, defined. But I have accepted Christ and want to follow Him. I want to take up my cross daily and follow Christ.
He rarely uses the divided highway. He is apt to head straight for the narrow mountain road, and He goes way too fast. All I can do is hold on. My eyes are closed part of the time, but then I have to open them because it is all so exciting. He takes me places I would never go on my own, and I am always a little amazed at how we got there. After we arrive at our destination, I reflect on the incredible journey. His vision is far superior to mine. He sees possibilities that I would never envision, and all I can do is wonder.
I used to think of Jesus as my co-pilot. I was always glad to have Him onboard, but I seldom let Him drive. There were times in my life when I left on a journey without Him. That never turned out well.
Having Him drive is incredible! Scary at times. Bewildering. I honestly thought He would wreck my life at times, but He never has. He has bestowed marvelous gifts on me through people we’ve met on the journey, and He assures me the best is yet to come.
Do I want to start driving again? No way! My way is so boring and ordinary. I want Him to steer my life along the path He has chosen for me. No looking back. Just a smile on my face, a gentle breeze blowing the hair out of my eyes and a feeling of utter joy and peace.
Drive on, Master! Show me the road we will travel today!
Song for the day: “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go” by Alan Jackson
Beautiful imagery. Relax, unwind and enjoy.