Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Cloistered Driver

"When you use the analogy of the grille of God’s will and imagine yourself protected by it, you really do see things in a new light. I think a perfect example of this was when I placed myself there on my 40 minute drives back and forth to work, battling very unpleasant traffic. Suddenly it didn’t matter if everyone seemed to try to push me out of the way. I was alone with God and nothing else was of any concern." (our friend Jane)

God “can say to someone driving that car bumper to bumper, ‘I will lead you into solitude and there I will speak to your heart. (Hosea 2:14).’” (Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Poustinia, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame IN, 1975, p. 22) 

"Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, Who inspires and perfects our faith."  (Hebrews 12:2)

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  1. Exactly! Nancy you wouldn't guess it..but your photo and post is exactly what I have been experiencing these past few days while visiting family in the city! At one point I asked my hubby where he'd put the camera because I wanted to take a pic of the traffic, and post about how I was able to (intentionally) draw aside with Lord even in the midst of the "chaos" surrounding us. God be praised!

    1. Trish, I just responded to a recent comment of yours on Breadbox Letters, and I said you and I must be cut from the same bolt of cloth. I think this proves it anew!! I wonder if God is smiling.......


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