God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A New Beginning

Every road we travel is a new beginning, even if we have traveled down it before. Each trip is different and the circumstances are never the same. Even when the route is familiar we still need God’s guidance because we don’t know what we will be facing. Trust in Him is our roadmap. When traveling on the road, no matter how far we are going, each trip comes to an end. But there is always another one ready to start. No matter what ends, God always giving us a new beginning.
Kenny and Lisa Latta
 We recently had a new beginning in our family. Our oldest son traveled down the road of matrimony. Even though we had experienced his leaving home years ago, there are new feelings now. He has a new beginning with his wife and we have one with a new member of our family. Even though our relationship with our son isn’t new, this trip is different because the circumstances are not the same. The single phase of our son’s life has ended, but a better one has begun. We will have new experiences to share and more additions to our family in the future. Trust in God is our roadmap.

What are some of your new beginnings?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Conquering the behemoth of fear

“For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).

The time had come. I was about to get on the back of a motorcycle that looked like a Behemoth. My heart was beating rapidly and my mouth was getting dry. It had been forty years since I had ridden a motorcycle and it wasn’t this monstrosity I was about to mount.

We bought our first motorcycle, a Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic, last year. My husband had ridden for several weeks without me, but now it was time for me to get on the back and ride with him. I knew he would be careful. I wasn’t afraid of that. I was just scared, period. This was something new to me, and equipment I wasn’t used to. The main thing I was afraid of was the fools out on the road that never seem to look where they are going. 

But God reminded me of His presence by whispering Psalm 91:11 to me.

I made that ride and have made many more since then. Each one gets a little easier because I am more familiar with what to expect now. When we face the unknown, it is scary. But nothing is unknown to God and when we put our trust in His promises, the unknown is taken care of. He knows what is out there ahead of us in life and all He wants us to do is trust Him. No matter what kind of Behemoth is around that curve up ahead, stand on His promises and know those promises are for you because He loves you.

I would love to hear how you have faced and conquered some type of fear.