Who is driving your life?

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{Guest devotional by Cheryl Ramurath}
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So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverence and honour Him. Psalm 45:11 (AMP)

I love being behind the steering wheel.

It might be because that’s where I am (mostly) in control. But it has also become a sort of ‘holy of holies’ in my life.

It’s a place where I can just tell God how I’m feeling. 

Where I can reflect on just how much He has done in my life and thank Him for His faithfulness. 

A place where I can sing at the top of my lungs and not worry that the neighbours might hear me. 

A place where I can silently ponder in bewilderment the grace of God in keeping me sane and making me whole.

Through the years, God has directed me through various seasons of my life. It was during a recent highway musing that I realised that my journey with God had taken me through various perceived spiritual identities

I started out as clueless and physically alive (my spirit not truly awakened). A seed of truth was planted in my heart at age 5 (believe it or not). 

Growing up in a traumatic home situation made me see God as uncaring, unfeeling, distant. 

I felt that God had let me down when I needed Him the most. (tweet this)

But that seed of truth wouldn’t die and I kept searching for the reality of God through the years. This led me through the following periods (in no particular order): agnostic; religious zealot; vacillator; rebel. Prodigal daughter.

And finally – a child of God – which is really where I started (expect now I’ve finally awakened to the truth that I’m alive inside too.)

I finally found a reality of God that is living and actively working in my life. Intricately intertwined with me. How am I supposed to contain this? I can’t. 

Love has rescued me. Love has consumed me. 

This scripture has always been a clue to the Love of All: Psalm 45:11 “So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverence and honour Him.”

Child of GodLove is making me who I’ve always known I am meant to be: a child of God. (tweet this)

That’s the only identity that has eternal relevance. All the others: daughter, employee, wife-to-be… all that stuff colours the essence of me. But it doesn’t comprise the essence of me. I am – essentially – a daughter of God.

And this living reality is driving the other areas of my life.

The primary purpose of my life is to be loved by God and to love Him. 

As I learn to connect to the true source of all Love, I am able to learn how to give that love to others in real ways. I realise that through Jesus Christ, I too have access to the divine nature of God. I am a reborn spirit that is daily renewing my soul with the truth and light of God’s love for me.

And a lot of this ‘renewing’ happens behind the wheel – but of course I know I’m not really the one in control.

Ponder: Where do you connect most with God? What periods of faith has God brought you through and what are you thankful about in this stage of your faith?

{About the author of this devotional}
Cheryl Ramurath is a daughter of God that is only now beginning to understand the power of her true spiritual identity. She has traversed the spiritual wastelands of religion and found that only the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and His finished work of restored relationship is the way to encounter the Father heart of God. You can find her on Facebook or follow her weekly devotional blog: Zoe Life Devotionals

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Steering wheel photo credit: aussiegall; Open road photo credit: Great Beyond & mirror photo credit: Môsieur J. [version 8.0]; all via photopin cc. Design: Wendy van Eyck 

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