Wake up dummy, you’re gonna crash!!!
Last week was my son’s Spring Break and the Lord allowed us to spend time with friends and family in St Augustine, FL and North Carolina.
For some reason, it doesn’t really matter when we plan to leave, we very seldom leave when we think we will. We actually left later which means a later arrival time and late night driving. Exciting, right?! It’s a good time to be right with the Lord, that’s for sure. His protection is definitely a blessing. I love spending time with Him when I’m on long drives, listening to gospel music, preaching, for hours and hours. Praising Jesus!!!
I drove through until about 1AM and then I started to get tired, I was thinking I’ll just go a little further and then stop and rest if I don’t wake up some…. I’m driving and driving, and then I was in a dream, literally. I dreamt that I was driving and then boom, there was a cement wall in front of me I was about to hit! I woke up in the natural and realized I was still driving!! Whoa, call me crazy if you want to but the Lord woke me up. How do people survive and function without Jesus? I did pull over on the next exit and sleep for a few hours and then He brought us safely to our destination. Praise God for His goodness.
And the song that the Lord brought to my mind to go with this blog post is “Arise My Soul, Arise” It makes sense that this would be the song that would be brought to my mind, some amazing lyrics and song!
Please listen: https://youtu.be/yGm0kRU2kgQ
Seriously, how often do you think that the Lord says, “Wake up dummy!” He can be trying to reach me about something and I’m oblivious or maybe ignorant, or being willfully disobedient. Then there’s that moment, when He gets through, “His Spirit answers to the blood… and tells me I am born of God” and maybe just, “Rachel, I didn’t want you to do that.” Oh my….
What about when He does get my attention? He reaches me through conviction, through chastening, literally waking me up from my sleep as a dream, also through me crying out to Him when everything I try fails again, trying to do things by my own power but He just says, “Yes, Rachel. I’ve been here all along.” My God is a God of grace, He’s a God of second chances, He’s a God not willing that any should perish, 2 Peter 3:9 KJV “9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
How do I repent? That’s turning from what I was doing to God, it’s a change of heart that leads to a change of attitude, leads to a change in my life, it’s the Holy Spirit that lives within me leading me to the path of righteousness. Wake up, God’s way is the only way that leads to victory. Victory in Jesus that is.
Life in Jesus is the best way to be. I pray that if you don’t know Him, you ask Him to save you. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Jesus intercedes with the Father on my behalf because I am saved. I’m so grateful for salvation, so grateful for life, and more importantly everlasting life with Jesus in Heaven.
"My God is reconciled, His pardoning voice I hear He owns me for His child, I can no longer fear With confidence I now draw nigh, with confidence I now draw nigh And Father Abba Father cry"
Romans 8:15 KJV “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” This is actually one of my favorite verses. I love this so much. I think about crying out Him and how much I cry out to Him and just writing this makes me think about other verses like 1 John 1:9, about being forgiven, like 2 Timothy 1:7, God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. A sound mind, Praise God for all the ways He changes His child to a life of living for Jesus. Bless His sweet name. I sure can’t say enough about my Savior. I pray you know Him too.