Ever have one of those??
So when my alarm sounded at 6:00 a.m., my body didn’t want to move. Nor did my eyes want to open.
I fell back asleep until 6:27.
Racing through my routine, I didn’t make time for God, or to read my daily devotion. I said a few measly prayers on the go.
Nice way to start the day, huh??
My hurrying paid off, because I was ready to leave the house at my normal time.
Or so I thought, until I slid into the driver’s seat of our SUV, ready to back out of our garage and get on the road. I had a big day at work ahead of me.
I turned the key in the ignition, and… nothing. Nothing! Oh wait. I take that back. The radio and lights came on, but nothing else.
Seriously, God?? Why does this have to happen today??
After a few times of trying, I tromped back into the house and plopped myself at the dining room table, while my husband went out and tried to work his mechanic magic. By this time I was nearly in full pouting mode.
There on the table sat my devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I didn’t have anything else to do, unless you count pouting, so I grabbed it and opened it to today’s passage.
I almost laughed out loud when I read the first sentence.
Approach this day with awareness of who is Boss.
God, are you trying to be funny here?
I kept reading.
“As you make plans for the day, remember that it is I who orchestrate the events of your life. On days when things go smoothly, according to your plans, you may be unaware of My sovereign Presence. On days when your plans are thwarted, be on the lookout for Me!”
Okay, God. I’m looking.
“I may be doing something important in your life, something quite different from what you expected. It is essential at such times to stay in communication with Me, accepting My way as better than yours.”
Yes, God. Your way is always better.
“Don’t try to figure out what is happening. Simply trust Me and thank Me in advance for the good that will come out of it all…”
I’m trusting You. I don’t get it, but I trust You. (Would you please fix our car?)
Coincidence?? I don’t think so.
I quit the pouting, put my coat back on, and off we went, towing our SUV to our mechanic.
You’ll never believe this. This afternoon when our mechanic put the key in the ignition and turned it, (you guessed it!) our SUV started right off like normal! Really. He couldn’t find a thing wrong with it!
Could God have orchestrated all of this just so I would sit down and spend a few moments with Him this morning?? I don’t know, but I guess it’s possible. Did He know I needed His words of encouragement before leaving for the day? Of course He knew. Did He teach me through this? You bet He did.
Friend, is God trying to get your attention? Could it be He wants you to spend a few moments with Him today? Is there something He’s calling you to trust Him in?
He knows what He’s doing. He’s the Boss. This is a lesson I won’t soon forget.
I’m praying for you today.
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