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I am a living picture of the scandalous Grace of GOD. My prayer is to live as a vessel that shines the light of the Living GOD. This blog is a place to put my thoughts, a journal of my thirtys if you will. I am 32, single, no kids. And this is my life...for now.

Salvation Prayer

If you want to make Jesus your Lord & Savior,, all you have to do is pray: "Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God, You were resurrected from the grave by our Heavenly Father. Thank you for dying on the cross to save me. I repent of my sins and ask Your forgiveness. Please give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always." Amen.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Last second grace

I drive the freeway every morning and every evening - what fun! Actually it is more stressful and weird than I ever imagined. And given the fact that you have a bunch of people going 65, er, 75mph (who are we kidding) trying desperately to get to their destinations first, it makes for a circus of ego's and brakes.

Here is Orange County, CA, we take our driving seriously - no cut ins, no merging; if you could not figure out that you were meant to be in the right lane way back when we did (I'm not going to let you pull in front of me back there either) you sure are not going to cut in front now! It's a wonder we have a nervous system left at all.

This morning while driving I came up to my exit and noticed that someone cut right in front of me. AGHHH! I made my annoyance known to them by inching up, yes I realize this is a non-christian thing to do, you'd be wise to imagine my horror when I know I have sped past someone angrily and know that the last thing they are going to see on my car is not only my fish but my dove as well!


So me and this "bad" driver were just about the place the exit separates from the freeway and this car zooms in front of them. They, I am sure were bitter and mad (maybe it's just me) but for some reason, the ultimate GPS; God. Plain. and. Simple, spoke to my heart and said, life is like a highway, wait, no that's Rascall Flatts.

No, seriously, we are all going towards heaven and some of us cruise, and some speed, and for some, right when we take the Eternity Heaven off ramp, choose to refuse those who realize at the last minute, that is their exit. In essence His question was clear and gentle, "Do you want to be the girl who keeps them from getting in your lane simply because they hadn't figured it out until then?"


I want to be someone that is able to slow down enough (safely - if actually on road, metaphors and driving don't always go together) to make sure that anyone and everyone who in that last second wants to go, gets to go.

LORD KNOWS, there will be no other way for me to become this person without Him, but my sincere prayer is that my need for salvation for others becomes more important than my need for speed.


Little Lamb said...

Siesta OC,

I'm Melissa from over at (Desiring to be) A Woman After God's Own Heart), and I just wanted you to know that I'm praying for your girl! You ARE a display for His splendor...because you are work still in progress! He sees the finished project (and boy is it a masterpiece), but you don't. So don't get to impatient or judgemental. Yes, you may have done something that you think put a "kink" in the plan, but oh, is He a master at working with us and turning what seemed to be a fatal flaw into a reflection of Who He is. I'm cheering you on as you weed and brush the dust off!

God bless,
:) Melissa

Abba's Girl said...

We can see our progress in our walk w/ God as we deal with traffic, can't we!

Have a blessed weekend.

Just Be Real said...

This is such a super post! I can relate so much to this both in the real and in the spirit. Driving is NOT one of my best attributes. No, let me put it this way I drive fine, it is my attitude as I drive. I take this over into my walk with God a lot of the time which does get me into trouble. Blessings.


I have to say that this was the hardest area for the LORD to 'call me on the carpet' over. BUT - He did it and I am much more relaxed at doing it His way!

Good honest thoughts!