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Monday, October 29, 2007

Letting Our Husband Drive

As I wrote in my post on Saturday, I planned to spent the weekend relaxing with my children. We had a mini-vacation in Louisiana visiting my brother and soon to be sister-in-law. We were having such a good time that we left later than we anticipated and I had to drive in the dark. Now I don't know if you know anything about two lane Arkansas roads at night during deer season, but driving them can be pretty scary. This coupled with seeing at least 70 deer grazing on the shoulder of the road during my 3 hr commute, and not having any available cellular phone signal the entire trip encouraged me to completely depend on my Heavenly Husband to guide me.

I think of all of my friends and relatives and conversations from other women I have met in my lifetime, and all I can remembert hearing them say is that driving long distances with their husbands can be a TRYING time. Many a heated argument over driving directions, stubbornness, etc have ruined a vacation or potentially peaceful drive. As I drove alone ( my children had fallen asleep not 15 minutes after we got on the road!) I talked to God peacefully and listened to and sang encouraging hymns and inspirational classican piano, I listened to him guide me, telling me, look to your left, look to your right, okay now slow down here, turn your brights on there, no arguing, no power struggle, no stubbornness. I had to totally depend on his expertise to guide me through my fear and anxiety of my drive. I mean he created the environment I was traveling through, so who better to guide me than the Almighty Creator! I thought about my drive as I got home and how it was actually very easy and relaxing. I couldn't help but wonder if God was trying to tell me that just as he can easily guide me through a peaceful three hour drive through dark two lane road filled with anxious deer, he can peacefully guide me through life, filled with fiery test, and tempestuous storms, deep valleys, and land mines of various destruction's. I thought about Psalms 32: 7-8 7. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. He and only he can help guide me through the trials of parenthood, the ups and downs of singleness, and the joys and pains of single parenthood. As long as we look to him for direction and follow his direction we will be fine. He is our maker. So my lesson learned through all of this, is to sit back, shut up and let my Heavenly husband drive. Blessings to you and stay encouraged!