Yesterday on a drive to see a friend who moved several hours away,
I was feeling adventurous,
wanting to try a new way.
My sassy smartphone is use to me changing routes,
I wasn’t too concerned, and I was still staying ‘inside’ civilization…
it’s only near where I live that the gadget goes off-line.
Then about 10 miles from my 1st turn,
I had an urge to use a different highway…
wondering if it would get me in the right direction…
I knew it headed west,
I needed to go north,
it leaned to the south…
the urge didn’t go away…
I figured, I’d give it a try – REGARDLESS, my desire for adventure would be satisfied,
I’d be experiencing some country roads with wildflowers and vast yards and fields.
As soon as I turned,
my mapping program seemed happy… like I was going the way it had suggested… um, no I wasn’t – I have looked at the various routes SEVERAL times
this has never been one of the highways it suggested…
I should have known then that the ‘urge’ was a God-thing, and not me.
Livin’ & learnin.’
I didn’t even make it to the next exit before it was OBVIOUS
had me go this way
that I NEVER go = fire.
LARGE flames were burning bright and tall in the dry grass along the highway in the median…
spreadin’ in the summer heat.
Smoke taller than a semi-truck.
Fire can be evil, destroying everything in it’s path.
God is kind…
He sent me this way…
knowing I’d get it reported to the peeps that could actually do something about it.
God is so smart.
In case, I wasn’t alert…
as in already pre-occupied…
for me, that can mean:
-being lost in a good song
-completely lost in my own mind, pondering the things of life…
there was a old, rough-lookin’ car sitting in the median a few hundred feet before the fire…
God sometimes has to get your attention.
there was a cop and a HUGE moving truck off on the slow-side in the shoulder…
God KNEW I wouldn’t miss all #3 things together in one view.
God is smart.
Do I pull over and tell the cop about the fire?
I slowed down,
it just didn’t seem right…
the sassy smart phone is voice-activated:
Police re-directed me to the fire (which reminded me of the night I called about the cow),
well… they knew right where I was on the highway…
aaah technology. It is good, most of the time.
The other time God sent me a different way,
than the way I had planned (or usually go… habit)
was the night of the cow.
I NEVER go this way home… it’s further, and less fun… no curves to the road either.
the urge just wouldn’t go away. JUST LIKE YESTERDAY.
Maybe I should have called this blog: on urges…
God was in the urge, both times.
God is so cool.
I pulled off the highway onto a country-road that night to find a HUGE cow, grazing happily in the ditch…
she could get hit… or wander away…
I used the before mentioned smart phone, but wasn’t as successful that night. I ended up having to call information as I was directed to the wrong county for the call. Lots of transfers later, the right people were on their way to help notify the cow’s owners. I’d like to say I know my neighbors, but these, I don’t… and one doesn’t stop late at night and knock on the door of anyone who lives in the country…
I leave that to the awesome people who serve all of us, the police. God bless ’em.
I just need to let God help me with my anger… I noticed it keeps popping up it’s ugly-head.
I don’t want to lose out on the goodness of God, like Moses because of my anger. I can be humble… I can submit… I KNOW my fight is NEVER with people…
help me Jesus!
I will focus on what is lovely, true and right (Philippines 4:8)
NOT let myself ponder anything else. Period (taking EVERY thought captive to the obedience of Christ = 2 Corinthians 10:5).
God is so smart…
if I hadn’t shared this,
I would not have gotten my scriptures to help me with anger:
2 Corinthians 10:5 = “and we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God.
We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.”
in the Easy-to-Read Version (ERV).
Philippines 4:8 = “continue to think about what is
good and worthy of praise.
Think about what is true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. ”