Thursday, April 9, 2009

The car that isn't in the parking lot is steered

I heard Peggy talk to someone on the phone... She made the comment that God can't steer a parked car.

I know what she meant. Sometimes we find ourselves frozen by fear. Not acting. Immobilized.

Abraham was told to leave his country of UR. He didn't know where he was going, just that he was. The Children of Israel wandered in the desert. The only time God could lead was when they were ready to move.

It seems like the Father is saying, keep on, do what you know to do, have faith in ME, don't quit.

For that reason, I know that the Father's purpose in YOU is to keep on. No matter what it seems like, to stop is to fail.

He is asking us to trust him. He's asking me.

I will trust you Father.

Lead on. I release the wheel of my life.

1 comment:

Heart and Hands Int'l Ministries said...

This is AMAZING! The Lord gave me something very similar when I was a 20 year old girl in a little Baptist church in Virginia.

"Even God has trouble steering a parked car."

Never heard anyone else say that till tonight. (I won't say how many years later that is!)

Yes. Trust Him to lead and guide even as we are rolling on for HIM...

Ever notice, it is SO MUCH easier to turn the steering wheel when the car is moving? All He asks is we step out- out of the boat, out on a limb...

Don't worry, He IS there to catch us if we falter. He caught Peter didn't he? He'll catch us. His Word promises so. (MSG)Psa 94:18 The minute I said, "I'm slipping, I'm falling," your love, GOD, took hold and held me fast.
(MSG)Psa 91:11-12 He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they'll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.

Isa 41:10 (AMP) Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. [Acts 18:10]

Yes, Lord. We take the foot off the brake, and shift out of park. We will not fear. We choose to trust you. Like a Shepherd lead us. Where you lead, we will follow. No turning back, no turning back. Grant us Grace to ever press onward, ever seek your lovely face!

Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use Thy folds prepare.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

We are Thine, Thou dost befriend us, be the guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.

Thou hast promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and power to free.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! We will early turn to Thee.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! We will early turn to Thee.

Early let us seek Thy favor, early let us do Thy will;
Blessèd Lord and only Savior, with Thy love our bosoms fill.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Dor­o­thy A. Thrupp, 1836.
Music: Brad­bu­ry, Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1859