What do you know about cars? For one thing, did you know how inefficient they are? I had to laugh out loud when I learned that cars take up a huge amount of space on this earth but get driven around mostly empty. Government statistics have shown that the private car in the United States carries only 1.6 people in them per trip!
Okay, I know what you are thinking…What does the above trivia piece of information about cars have to do with participating in a conversation with God using Scripture?
Well, I’m so glad you asked.
Today, as I was traveling up the highway, heading to the Half Price Book store, to purchase a book by Linda Page entitled Healthy Healing, I decided to turn on my car CD player. A highly popular gospel tune by Reverend Hezekiah Walker entitled “Every Praise” blasted out from the speakers and immediately the beat caused me to sway with the rhythm and to pat the steering wheel as though it was a drum as I drove down the street. (Click below, skip the ads and watch the street performance of Mr. Walker.)
A few customers were in line in front of me, so I took this opportunity to turn aside to examine some for sale items on a shelf while at the same time still humming “Every Praise”. Just then a strange thing happened. I felt something pressuring against my back. I turned and to my surprise, I was facing the customer that was ahead of me in the checkout line. Immediately, I apologized for bumping into her, but she smilingly corrected me and said she purposely leaned back to hear what I was humming because it sounded so soothing and gave her such joy to embrace my happiness in this troubling world.
(WOW!!! I immediately thought, Lord you are doing it again. Just like last week. You have opened another door to present Yourself to me and to others and to give me an opportunity to witness.)
The next thing I knew, we were both giving God praises and thanking Him for his ever presence in our lives, seen and unseen. (You know He loves to travel incognito.)
NOW, all I want to know from you is this…
What radio station is permanently set on your car radio? Or what artist’s music CDs do you tote around in your clove compartment for entertainment? Do you realize that this sanctuary place of yours can become an arsenal of ammunition to prepare you to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Read the verse from 2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV) below:
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