I was in desperate need of a new car as my current one had 450,000 miles on it. So, I decided that if I was gonna have a new ride, that it was going to be something that I really wanted. It had to be comfortable to ride in, as I drive all day long for my job.
So, I did it. I got a a 2010 Nissan Murano SL. It has a sunroof and moon roof. Leather heated seats, XM radio and my single most favorite gadget: the back up camera. Do you know how many garden gnomes, rocks and stobs I have run into in patients’ yards over the years? Well, my husband, the mechanic does.
So, last week, I was pulling out of my narrow concrete driveway that has a ditch on both sides. This back up camera is so precise with the tools it provides for accurately backing up. I mean, it has the lines in yellow, green and red to guide and direct me on both sides and in the rear. As I was backing up, I was a little apprehensive, not wanting to really trust it. I thought, “How can I trust this thing? I need to turn around and look for myself.” But I talked myself into just trusting it’s accuracy and knowing it would not guide me into the ditch, but safely onto the road.
It dawned on me that we as Christ followers are so much like that in our relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Bible says the Holy Spirit is to comfort and GUIDE us. Have there been times in your life that deep down you sensed the Holy Spirit telling you to go in a certain direction or to make a definite decision about something? Instead you chose not to trust Him, the comforter-the GPS-the back up camera of your life. The Holy Spirit has precise accuracy and He is carrying out the plan by our Heavenly Father and guiding us with those yellow, green and red lines.
I strongly encourage you today, to trust fully and completely
in your spiritual GPS and spiritual back up camera.
Know that Holy Spirit will NEVER guide you into a ditch. However, if you happen to go into a ditch in life on your own, the Holy Spirit can guide you out. I know, it is difficult to trust at times, especially when it doesn’t make any logical sense, but the Holy Spirit knows something that we don’t. Learn to slow down, take a deep breath and exhale and know that God knows the way and He will Guide you to and through your purpose in life. There has already been provision made for you, JUST TRUST!
Rhonda Jenkins is a 42 yr old child of the King, wife to a noble man of God, and mother to 3 Fabulous kiddos. She works full time job is as an LPTA in home health giving therapy to our precious Geriatric population. The thing that gives me life is writing. I enjoy writing to encourage others that they can overcome any obstacle past or present in Christ Jesus.
In Her Own Words: I am an optimist to the extreme. I wouldn’t only say that the glass is half full but I would add that I’m thankful for the glass and I’m thankful for the liquid that’s in the glass. My God has brought me through so much. I was married to an abusive husband at age 17, divorced at 19 with a one year old son. I moved 800 miles away from all of my family with my son to keep us safe. I married the man of my dreams at age 24. We have 3 children together and have been married almost 18 years. After being married with 3 wonderful kiddos, I went back to school while working a full time job to accomplish my goal to become an LPTA. I have served in my church as a greeter and in the nursery with the babies under a yr old. I currently serve on the prayer team. My greatest passion is writing. My writing mostly revolves around lessons learned via the Holy Spirit. Life is so full of opportunity and adventure and writing is my outlet. My desire is that my writing will help others grow in their relationship with God and with their fellow man.
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