Just Follow His Lead

… and for no known reason my eyes fell on the adapter piece for my iPhone. You can barely even see it on this messy side table.



I looked at it for several minutes, pondering whether I needed it or not.  I had no plans that would require it, after all it had been sitting there for over 6 months – and I never found myself wishing I had it.  So, in my finite wisdom; I left it where it sat.

On with the day….

Jaxon, my 3 year old grandson is sleepy.  He was up late and had to get up early this morning.  Shoot we all were sleepy, but today is a big day.  It is Discovery Day at his new Preschool.   Discovery day is where a toddler gets to spend a few hours at the preschool before starting full time.  They get to meet their teachers, see the room, meet their fellow classmates and get used to the idea of a new routine.   This is a big deal because we want him to be happy and excited about where he is going and receptive, even looking forward to, the change.

We all hop in the car to take the 30 minute drive to his new preschool.  Jaxon is  strapped into his car seat for the ride.  Jaxon is truly my grandson.  I am that child that would fall asleep every time we took a trip in the car.  I am that woman who had to pray not to fall asleep when going on long trips with my former husband.  I am the woman who’s eyes think night fall means bed time whether I am home or needing to drive to get there.  Soooo of course,  we wanted to get and keep Jaxon awake and alert so he would be receptive to his Discovery day.

“Do you have toddler tunes on your playlist”, I say to my daughter who is driving.  “Nope, I no longer have my iTunes account”, she replies.  “I have some on my playlist”, I say, “can I plug into your car?”. My eyes fall to look at the car adapter outlet and then I look at my iphone and shake my head.    BAMMMMMM and there it is, the moment that God knew was coming when I was standing by my bed looking at that auxiliary adapter.  

In that moment I said out loud “Lord, help; help me just follow you even when I don’t know why.  Incline my ears that I may hear and obey”

Immediately I am remined of the INFINITE wisdom of God and His all knowing sovereignty.  I am also reminded of how much he cares for every area of my life. His love encompasses every area of our lives not just through the gift of salvation but through His mercy and grace and Him being mindful of even the very little areas of our day.  In this moment I remembered the sermon of last week where we were encouraged to “invite God into our situations”.  Part one is to invite Him in, but there is a part two.  When we invite Him in, we then have to be willing to hear from Him and follow his lead.  Sometimes it is so easy to miss the moment – so we have to ask Him to give us an ear to hear Him and to recognize His ways.

Trust In The Lord with All Thine Heart; and Lean Not Unto Thine On Understanding. In All Thy Ways Acknowledge Him, and He Shall Direct Thy Path. Proverbs 3:5-6

And so it is my prayer as I move forward into the new year that I will plain and simply FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE HOLY GHOST, PERIOD.   Whether I understand, can analyze the importance or relevance of it or even feel like it — JUST FOLLOW HIS LEAD.

Pray for and with me, this is going to be an awesome year in God as I grow in learning to hear Him and simply Follow His Lead.


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