The side of the road

OK, if you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ve probably read a post or two about our automobile experiences. Seriously ya’ll, our cars are a tool that leads us to Christ (we may be bouncing to 13 Letters right now)…
Remember when I totaled my Yukon and learned that tough lesson about admitting fault… and even through my mistake the Lord worked things out for good and we’ve been car payment free ever since. Or back before we were married and I would loose my keys or my van would do nothing more than click as I attempted to start the engine… until we acknowledged and addressed the disobedience we were walking in. Or last year when the kids and I sat at the shop praying that the truck would pass inspection and were given the opportunity to share about our gracious and awesome God with the mechanic…
Every once in a while the truck dings three times and displays a terribly inconvenient message; “Reduced Battery Power” and we have to pull over and turn it off and pray it turns back on. In the last few weeks we’ve gotten the oil changed and had $400 of brake work done. It’s been running better… and the three dings yesterday took us all by surprise…
“Remember when this used to happen all the time mom, I think we have to pray.”
And we did.
It’s happened when things are ugly and voices are raised and the Lord literally brings us to a halt, convicting us to lay down our flesh and reconcile our odds. Yesterday we were simply cruising up the street headed to Target; nothing extraordinary. As we sat on the side of the road our prayers turned to praise and God spoke to our hearts. It’s not only in disobedience or desperation that he wants our attention. He wants us to hear his voice always. He delights over our affection and designed us to walk in His strength, to see with His eyes and to know His heart. I don’t think it was a coincidence that our devotional yesterday was about spending time learning to hear and distinguish God’s voice among the many that call out to us in this world…
It’s also no coincidence that as we walked through the Target parking lot we literally ran into the neighbor. Perfect timing.
Sometimes… the side of the road is exactly where we need to be.
Today, as we venture out into the world we go in prayer, prayer that our eyes would see, prayers of blessing… so that… we might be a blessing to others, prayers of thanksgiving for this day the He has made, and prayers of gratitude that we, as sinful as we are, are His beloved children who are being transformed, daily, by the renewal of the mind.

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I'm a Parenting and Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and working toward certification as a Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

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