Monday, June 17, 2013

120 Miles per Hour!

She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."   Exodus 16:13 

My speedometer broke a couple days ago. I've been running back and forth to the vet in a nearby town for laser treatments, I'm not getting laser treatments, Ruby is. And, no, she's not having wrinkles around her eyes made less visible. She's having treatments on an inflamed joint.

Anyway, the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph. I set the cruise control but I noticed that even the slow cars were zooming past me. Now, I don't speed (much), so I knew something was wrong.

I sped up to go with the flow and my speedometer said I was going 110 mph.

I'm a NASCAR enthusiast and I've always wanted to go 110 mph but I could tell I really wasn't going that fast.

For one thing, I still had control of the car.

So, I've spent the last few trips going with the flow. Today, a little alarm went off in my head: How many times do I go with the flow? A little compromise here. A little "I want to fit in," there. I step into the shadows, hoping God won't notice.

Genesis 16:13 has always been one of my favorite verses - it comforts me to know God's light is always around me, He's always aware of what I'm going through.

But I can't pick and choose when He sees me. He sees me when times are tough, so why do I think He doesn't see me when I step off His path.

We can't escape God's spotlight - and that's a good thing. He sees us when we need Him and He sees us when we step into the danger of compromise. He gently reminds us that we need to get back on the path of living by faith.

When have you stepped off the path, hoping God wouldn't see you?

How did He guide you back?


  1. OH, Sherry, great post. I laughed, then sobered as I realize how "guilty" I am too. Thanks for the reminder to stay on course.

    1. I've certainly been nervous these last couple days. What if a cop pulls me over and asks, "Do you know how fast you were going, ma'am?"

      Thanks for the comment!