Road Trips

Teresa Poucher

A long road trip with children can start with much excitement. After a few hours, it’s, “How much longer?” Soon to follow will be,“I have to go to the bathroom.” Then the real aggravation sets in: “He’s touching me,” or “He’s looking at me.” Oh, my word! Now there is a detour. I thought this was going to be an exciting and joyous ride.


Much like our walk with God, we have our course set and our promise in hand. You were once ecstatic about what God told you and where you were going. Now five, ten, or twenty-plus years have passed. You have settled for humdrum and think,“Maybe I heard wrong.”


Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.” (Daniel 10:12)


Let’s replace Daniel with your name. God heard you years ago; things are still in the making: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)


  Perhaps you got discouraged and detoured off course. That reminds me of Peter in John 21:3. Jesus had not yet risen from the dead, and Peter went back to fishing.  Was he looking to go back to his old life?  No, I don’t think so; he was going back to the place where he had his first encounter.  I would venture to say it would do us good to return to that first love.


But hold fast what you have till I come.”(Revelation 2:25 NKJV


Published by Tpouch

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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