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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 http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ for inspirationals, songs, and prayer support.

My devotional today is taken from "My Daily Bread" and penned by Joe Stowell.
OUR CO-PILOT?
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.
STILL AT THE WHEEL OF YOUR LIFE?
IT'S TIME TO LET JESUS DRIVE.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

22 comments:

  1. 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

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

    Willow

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  3. 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. = )

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  6. 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,

    Cath

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


    love,kelee

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

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  9. 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.

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. this is great....got to remember to give Him the wheel...

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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..

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  18. 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

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  19. Hello,

    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.

    Blessings,
    Amanda

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

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  21. 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!
    Blessings,
    Yvonne

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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