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Who’s Driving?

Are you a risk taker or are you more like me, and want life more safe and secure? I like it when I feel like I know what's coming next, when I'm "in control." Recently, I've felt God nudging me out of my comfort zone, leaving "safe and secure".

Is it scary? Yes!   Boring? No.   Adventure?  Yes. 

When I really think about it, how could I possibly be in control anyway? I don't run the world. I can't be sure that I will even exist tomorrow. My control is only an illusion. God is in control, and the safest, most secure, and most adventure filled place to be is in His hands.

Dear God... You’re driving. I'm the passenger.

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  1. Jim Hilman posted on 02/04/2014 07:57 PM
    Marv
    I think I am a bit like you, except, I am not so much liking to be in control, as I am to be controlled by Heavenly Father. I am fairly new at being one who feels nudges by him, and him giving me the direction I need to keep me on track. I have experienced many things that tell me that my Heavenly Father is certainly alive and working in my life daily, and I have daily conversations with him, and know that where I am today, father has directed me here, In 2011 I came very near in dying in the hospital and because I had a one on one talk with him. When I was in the operating room on the verge of life and death, I know that my Brother Jesus was right there calling the shots and in the final chapter I survived the operation without even a NDE (near death experience) I know my saviors lives and is helping me survive my life down here on earth, and in six months or so, I will be what the doctors considered "being cured:" of colon Cancer, so you see Marv, the prayer my friends and family said for me world wide, did help me and I will be Cancer Free for 4 1/2 years now and cured of cancer after my fifth year of remission. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for my life here on earth especially when I had a friend who had rectal cancer the same time I was diagnosed with colon cancer, died I think in October 2013 and she was younger than I am and I survived it and she didn't tells me I have my father in heaven watching over me all the time, I don't think my friend knew Jesus and didn't have the power of prayer working for her like I have. I am sorry if I took up your time but lately, our religious well being is more important than ever what with a president that I feel doesn't believe what you and I know is the truth and all, again, I am sorry for taking your time I know you are a busy man and all, so, God Bless You and all the DJ's at PRAISE 106.5, you guys and ladies really do a great job of spreading the gospel to everyone thanks again.........Jim Hillman jas_aly2011@hotmail.com. from Port Angeles, Wa. 98363......
  2. LG posted on 02/05/2014 01:01 AM
    Hey Marv, I think I'm BOTH. I like being "safe and secure" in the arms of Jesus (my girlie side speaking!) and while being there He is generating within me the thrill of becoming more of a "risk taker" (insert : nervous gulp) Without getting into a long story that pertains to my developed distaste for that horrid word "control", Jesus gave me insight and understanding of what a healthy version of "control" is supposed to look like. It's like participating in a cross country race. There's the "driver" and the "co-pilot". The driver is the one who actually, on-the-spot, navigates the vehicle. The co-pilot reads the map and communicates direction to the driver. They are meant to be a cohesive team, working together, heading in the same direction, with the same purpose and goal in mind, which is to "finish the race" (as in; well done good and faithful..etc). One is not any more or less important than the other! However, when either one of them veers away from that...well...I'll let your imagination decide what happens. Like you Marv, I don't know if there'll be a tomorrow for me. I hope there is, as I'd like the opportunity to implement what I've learned from an unhealthy past, in order to live a healthier moment in time, and to share how good and faithful God was/is through it all. Lastly, I agree with you, God is in control! Whew...thank God!
  3. Angela Patterson posted on 02/05/2014 08:14 AM
    I say a BIG Amen to that Marv, I am learning that daily!
  4. Karolyn posted on 02/06/2014 09:36 AM
    So. Some of us fear control freaks. Silly us for thinking they have more power than God and silly them for thinking they have power over us. God is the only one who has it all together. Trust in Him! And that goes for those of us who are controllers. Back off and trust God. He does a better job. It's very freeing to have "it" be out of your hands. Psalm 37.
    1. Naomi posted on 02/10/2014 08:51 AM
      @Karolyn Its a God sent reading this. A reminder at the perfect time.
      Talk about controllers!! Thank you Karolyn! I needed to hear "back off and trust God". I need to remember God puts us through seasons in our lives to mature our fruits.
      Thank you Praise family.
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