Just Like an Automoblie

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

When I started this post three weeks ago, we were having a winter storm. My spirit, my soul and my body felt weary. I couldn’t tell if it was due to the weather that I was driving through or if I was sensing something that was about to happen.  I thought it might mean I would recover from the hives that had been plaguing my body for over a week. But I knew one thing for sure, I could not do this battle by myself. 

As I was driving, my emotions began to come over me.  I began to feel as though I was going to tear up.  In that moment a song popped into my heart and my mind.  I felt as if my grandfather was sitting right there singing the song to me. This song is titled “Christian Automobile.” Growing up I would hear my family sing this song every time we got together.  My grandfather sang this song every opportunity he got.  Whether we were at one of his friends’ houses, a family gathering or church; people would ask him to sing this song.

It wasn’t until this very day that the words became clear and I fully understood its true meaning.  The lyrics of the song talk about every child is running to Jesus just like an automobile.  It goes on to say, “prayer is your driver’s license, faith is your steering wheel.”  It is a clear illustration of how you have to go up the hills of life even though it’s rough and your soul is getting weary.

It is a wonderful illustration of a car that may not be the newest or most expensive but it is serving its purpose.  It lets me know that just like a car chugging along, I will get through.  How will this happen? I will check in with God through prayer.  I have faith that He will come through.  God is always by our side.  With Him as the head of your life we will get through this journey.  

As I said I had no idea what was going to take place, but over these past three weeks I have been really sick with my MS.  I have not been doing well. My ex-husband decided to come back and take me through a rigorous ordeal involving our children. I began to feel overwhelmed. I questioned all that God had laid out before me. But with this song running strongly through my blood and through my heart and with prayer and meditation I was able to get through the journey.

Dear God,

My gracious heavenly Father, I just want to lift Your name up in praise!  Thank You for continually carrying me.  You are there when I feel like the world is heavier than what I can bear. Thank You for Your continuous coverage over me and my family.  As I go through this week, if it is Your will, allow me to share my testimony of how You brought me through. If it had not been for the Lord by my side where would I be?


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