Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?

13 May

God’s Word: Matthew 16:21-28

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Where is your life headed? Drivers seat What is the driving force behind your decision-making?  Jesus came to earth to reveal a whole different type of living—one that blew the minds of His disciples.  What they said was impossible—He showed was possible and the very direction He was heading.

Sometimes the only path to perfection is through pain.   Jesus pain purchased your pardon which gifts you with perfection.  His followers said “no” to His pain but He said “yes” for the sake of all mankind.  Only as they allowed Jesus to lead them forward, letting Him be in the driver’s seat, did they reach their ultimate destination of joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Like Jesus, there are times when you must say “yes” to pain on behalf of others.  Jesus put others needs ahead of His own to show you how live the victorious life.  Selfishness robs a life of peace and joy.  Selflessness gives peace that passes understanding.  To follow Jesus is to willingly give up self for the sake of others—all others—not just those who love and care about you.  Jesus died so you could be forgiven.  You must live so others will learn about His forgiveness through the words and deeds of your life.

God’s Question: Who is in the driver’s seat of your life?

God’s Promise: Don’t run from suffering; embrace it.  Follow Me and I’ll show you how.

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My Prayer to God

I praise You for Your guidance through Your blessed Word.

I am sorry I too often run from suffering.  

Thank You for Jesus example of suffering on behalf of others.

Help me to not run from suffering but willingly embrace it.

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One Response to “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?”

  1. Tehachapi News May 14, 2013 at 10:51 am #

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