The One Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make

Focused Prayer: Day 29

Maybe you’ve heard about the guy who purchased a giant brand new RV, who on his first road trip decided to put the traveling whale on cruise control at 70 miles per hour and headed to the back for some much needed lunch. After three bites of a turkey sandwich and 5 crushed vehicles later our gentleman found himself with a new understanding of the limits of modern technology. (I wonder if “Jesus take the Wheel” was playing in the background?) The owner was under the misguided idea that cruise control meant “autopilot”.

As funny as this urban legend sounds, it stops being funny when I think about the parallels I see in this story when it comes to my walk with God. The list is long and detailed of the times I’ve been in a growing season in my walk with Christ, but have allowed that great momentum to convince me that I could compromise my time with Him in reading His word and meaningful prayer.

Each time I say yes to that thing that can’t seem to wait or that which seems incredibly urgent, I’m also saying no to the very one that I can’t do without…..Jesus. Walking away from the wheel of my faith…thinking I can coast on a experience from a recent worship service, blog post, conference or latest book is a disaster waiting to happen.

What about you? Are you at the wheel or in the back eating a turkey sandwich?

Focused Prayer

Spend some time asking God to continue to draw your heart toward intentional time alone with him. Pray about how God might be leading you toward more intentional time with him during the day in prayer and the study of His word. I’m praying with you.

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