I have very active kids at home and one of my standing jobs has become a taxi service. I drive kids to school, sports, church, and a multitude of other events that spring up as we do daily life.
These car rides are where a lot of life happens for our family. There are arguments, frustrations, deep conversations, love, laughter, and messy living. My favorite car rides are the ones that end with a feeling of connectedness, a lingering bond that will take my child through her day feeling loved and cherished.
As my children exit the car I stop and wait for them to arrive at their destination. I watch them walk away and enter through a door or fence to usher them into what the day has in store for them. They know they can call on me and I’ll be there on a moment’s notice. When they face choices I hope they remember our values and love we have instilled in them.
When we spend time with the Lord, its much like becoming a passenger in His car ride of life lessons, emotional outpouring, and words of wisdom. When we take it all to God and allow Him to give us the comfort we need we are relying on Him. This reliance will then carry over when we leave the car and head out to go about our day.
He watches us head to our destination and He is there if we call on Him. He covers us in love and peace while instilling His commandments into our hearts, so that we know how to respond in any given situation.
Imagine how chaotic life would be if we chose to walk to our destinations instead of choosing to take a car ride with the Lord? We would be subjected to the elements, tossed around for what comes our way, and ultimately scrambling for a ride when things get really crazy. That car ride with the Lord will look a lot different.
So I ask you, will you be the passenger on a car ride with God today?
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” Ephesians 5:15-17