Tuesday, April 21, 2009
He did that just for me!
One of God's attributes, among many, that I marvel at is that He is accessible. His Word tells us in 1 John 5:14: "This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." For more than 15 years I have commuted to a job in Downtown Jacksonville. This problem will seem trivial and silly to most, but if you've had to commute on I-10 to the 95 merger, you know that it can be more than a little "tricky"....each day that I would commute, I would ask God to help me get into the correct lane at the right time. I don't think it was mere coincidence that in all these years, the correct lane would seem to clear of heavy traffic just as I needed to merge. Construction has been going on for some time in this area, which seemed to only complicate the problem. Until...one day about a few months ago, I noticed that with the new construction, once I get into a particular lane of traffic on I-10, I simply stay in that lane and it takes me safely to my destination. No more hopping 3-4 lanes of traffic to be where I need to be! Every morning, I marvel and say, "Wow God, you did this just for me, Thank you!". This is such a vivid reminder that God truly does care about the little things...but there is another part to that verse that is important, "if we ask anything according to His will". I don't know about you, but this is often difficult. Especially when our will doesn't line up with God's. I have learned through the years that God has our good at heart, even if it doesn't seem so at the time and even if it involves trials and tribulations. God is our ultimate parent....and as parents, we all know that if we gave our children what they want simply because they want it, it wouldn't always be a good thing. I have many things that I'm praying "God's will" over right now. I don't know what His will is but I know it will be what's best.