So I had an interesting experience today and I couldn’t wait until Sunday to post so here it goes!
This morning I woke up at like 5am to get ready to drive up to see my friend in Ohio. I was running around like a crazy woman getting things together and trying to get the rental so I can go. I finally got settled and hit the road around 8am. As I was driving up, I had the music blasting having a good time with my tunes all while driving on empty stomach. I pulled to a rest stop about an hour into my drive and decided I was going to have a big breakfast.
I sat there for a while full and ready to hit the road. My GPS on my phone was acting funny as if it lost connection. I finally got connection again and hit the first address I saw thinking it was leading me back on the road to my destination. As I began driving, I shut off the music and began to talk to God. Mind you, this was about 930am and I had been up since 5, and it was the first time I was in silence talking to my Father for the day. I told him I was thankful for the break, and how I am so excited about life. I also told him, I’m at a point where I fear nothing and no one because HE and his kingdom is the only thing that matter to me. It was a long 45-minute conversation with God and I felt like I got everything out. He told me what he wanted to tell me for the time being, and I felt at peace.
As I was driving, I noticed a Pennsylvania license plate with a whole bunch of Steeler gear on the car. I was thinking to myself wow Pittsburgh fans aren’t playing about this Cleveland game. Then to my surprise I looked up and there it was; a sign that said PITTSBURGH lanes to the left. I screamed and realized I tapped the wrong address in my GPS while reprogramming it and I was on my way back to the Burgh! I hurried up and punched in my friends address again and had to reroute. Needless to say I got back on track even though I was about an hour out of the way, but at that moment, I heard the voice of the LORD.
The ONLY reason JESUS TOOK THE WHEEL was to get my attention. I started my day with not really acknowledging him, quickly praying, and not talking to him as much as I should have. He wanted my attention and it wasn’t until I was full and comfortable in the car en route to my destination, did I began to speak to him. I went at least four hours without having a heart to heart with him, and he wasn’t having it AT ALL.
I say that to suggest, we as a people get way to busy and OFF TRACK with things that if we are honest, we are putting before God. All he wants to do is talk to us like we talk to our friends. I could have used that time to turn down Pandora and talk to him, but instead I did my own thing. When God sees us "doing us" too much, I can testify, HE WILL TAKE WHEEL.
No matter what you have planned this weekend, I suggest you carve out ONE-ON-ONE with God and talk to him. After all HE is the only one that can reroute things when life is getting crazy and off track. The beauty of it is, when we do go astray, he always helps us find a way and for that you should be thankful.
I honestly laugh when things like this happen to me because it all works out and God gives me a testimony. I hope I can encourage you to be still and pour your heart out to God for a while this weekend, even if your busy. HES WORTH IT!