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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone and welcome to my Spiritual Sundays post. This is such a wonderful way to end a week of blogging! Please join our hostesses, Charlotte and Ginger at for inspirationals, songs, and prayer support.

My devotional today is taken from "My Daily Bread" and penned by Joe Stowell.
The bumper sticker "Jesus is my co-pilot" may be a well-intended sentiment, but it has always troubled me. Whenever I'm in the driver's seat of my life, the destination is nowhere good. Jesus is not meant to be just a spiritual "co-pilot" giving directions every now and then. He is always meant to be in the driver's seat. Period!
We often say that Jesus died for us, which of course is true. But there's more to it than that. Because Jesus died on the cross, something inside of us died - the power of sin. It's what Paul meant when he said, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" {Gal. 2:20}. We were essentially co-crucified with Him. With Jesus in the driver's seat, the old destinations are off-limits. No more turning down the streets of self-centeredness, greed, or lust. No more off-road ventures into the swamp of pride or the ditch of bitterness. We were crucified with Him and He is at the wheel now! He died so that He alone can drive and define us.
So, if you've died and Christ lives in you, He's not your co-pilot. Your joy is to let Him drive and define your life. There may be a few bumps in the road, but you can count on it - He'll take you somewhere good.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Whidbey Woman said...

Oh, I like that! Thanks for sharing. I also found a quote I like: "Our faith should be our steering wheel not our spare tire." ~C.L. Wheeler

Willow said...

A wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


Debbie said...

Oh Sandi I LOVE this...I for sure want Him to be my driver...I have never had any sense of direction. Soo much easier to just enjoy the ride and let Him do all the work! Have a wonderful week-end...Oh, and btw, I enjoyed your "pinks" too. = )

Joan said...

Great post, Sandi! I once saw a bumper sticker that read, "if God is your co-pilot, change seats!" To that I say, Amen!

Have a blessed weekend.

Charlotte said...

So true, Sandi. I don't want God to be my co-pilot. I always want Him in the driver's seat.
Love your Pink Saturday post too.

Cathy said...

Hi Sandi,

Just dropping by to say hello to a few sweet friends before I crawl back into bed to get well from this terrible flu. Have a wonderful warm weekend.

xo Cathy

p.s. Please drop back by my blog. I'm looking for votes for the Vetcy Award. lol

Thanks again,


Kelee Katillac said...

Thank heavens He is driving....or I might wreck!


Saleslady371 said...

I am letting Jesus drive! Blessings to you dear Sandy!

A Busy Single Mom said...

I agree! Great post.

RCUBEs said...

I'd rather be in the back seat as I enjoy our Daddy driving! My direction is more clear with Him! :) Thank you for sharing this. God bless sister Sandi.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

AMEN! I like this, thank-you so much for sharing this devotional with us.

Clif said...

Great devotional. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Cottage Sunshine said...

Hi Sandi,

I have thought the same thing before when I see the bumper stickers with "God is my co-pilot"...thought, no, I need Him as the pilot in my life!

Thank you for sharing!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

sarah said...

this is to remember to give Him the wheel...

Susan said...

Thank goodness I've learned to be the co-pilot and not the other way around!!!!

Susan B said...

What a great post, and so true! Thank you for sharing it.

fannipauline said...

A wonderful and inspirational post and I love what Whidbey Woman shared. A great quote. May the Lord Bless you this week and always. I could not live a day without my Precious Lord in my life......Pauline

Renee said...

Yes Jesus does need to be the driver..not the co-pilot! There is a country song that says...Jesus take the wheel! Amen! Great post Sandi..

Vicki said...

Dear Sandi,
So true and thank you for the reminder. I would much rather Jesus be the pilot in my life. I have a tendency to "run off the road" when I am in charge. Thank you for these blessed words, dear friend! Love and blessings to you! Vicki

Lady_Amanda said...


I find you through Sarah. You have a very interesting blog. Yes, Jesus needs to drive. I remember when I tried to "drive" my life was pretty messed up. Thanks for this encouraging mesage. I would love for you to stop by my blog and tell me what you think! By the way, I love roses. I have a special devotion to St. Therese! She always sends me roses.


David C Brown said...

"Take my yoke upon thee and learn from me ..." he'll share that - and we can be co-heirs too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sandi, Thank you for the invitation to join you. I will have to postpone the party this week until next week. I am just getting back from speaking at a woman's retreat and I have some home things that I can't ignore.

But I can't wait to join in! I have a yellow and white teapot that is so excited to be a part of a tea party!

Such a beautiful post. And a very good reminder!

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