Friday, August 24th


Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! - Romans 11:33

Dear Heavenly Father, when I was just knee high to a grasshopper and my parents took us on our annual summer two-week vacation, I knew very little about the cost, the preparations, the map or the blessings they were intending us to receive from their planned journey. I was free to concern myself with who got the window seat and if my little sister's blanket was touching me or not. I really was just along for the ride. I think back on those times with great peace.  I was well parented.  I had it made.  I fall back on those feelings of contentment when my present journey gets crazy.  I have had very little to do with so much about my journey.  I am in your car on the journey you have chosen for me.  Keep me in the back seat while you drive!  Help me to look out the window and take in the countryside because you are watching the road.  Give me the peace of a well parented child.  And when you surprise me with a challenge help me anticipate the blessing beyond the present struggle so I do not lose hope.  AMEN

"God is driving your life.  The sooner you quit jerking the wheel the sooner you both start enjoying it more."