The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

by Rev. Don Rivers

  We started digging in to our passage last week and this week we continue the process. There is a certain confidence that comes with having someone walking along side you who knows the way. We see it throughout life; someone with experience mentoring someone who is learning their way. Who do you have beside you to show you the way? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  Mike McLaughlin was a good racer in his own right. His nickname, Magic Shoes, indicates that he could peddle with the best of them. He spends his time coaching young drivers for, helping them learn the ins and outs of driving a racecar. His present focus is his son Max.

  Look all around the garage area and pits and you see experienced crew chiefs and mechanics helping young guns learn to turn their raw talent into wins and championships. Shane Hopkins did that when he worked with Keith Rocco guiding him to his first Sunoco Modified Championship in just his third year of racing Modifieds. Now Keith has accomplished so much more.

  Life presents to us many instances that we would benefit from having guidance, but having guidance available and using it are two different things. We all know better until we get in the middle of it and realize that what we thought and what is really happening are two different things. How many times have you looked back and lamented that you would have done things differently if you had known?

  We all need guidance and direction in life. We donít always know what is best for us. We donít search for help until we get in the middle of something we canít get out of. Our thought process leads us to think we can predict what the outcome will be, but in fact we cannot.

  So what are the options? Letís take a look at the next few verses.

Psalm 23: 3b-4

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

  David points out that God guides him through the most challenging times. God will also guide us. God will guide us along the right path and to act in a way that brings honor and praise to His name. The problem is we want to do it our way. We want God to endorse and approve the way we want things to be done. That is not in the deal.

  God knows what lies ahead and He knows what we need to be taught to get through it. He will give us the confidence to walk through this world and not fear death. We will be able to resist being consumed and destroyed by the things in life? No, not without Godís guidance and provision. Why? Because God is with us. He is by our side. We can feel him there.

  David says Godís rod and staff provide comfort. That means that we can relax and take comfort. When you feel that staff press against you, moving you in the right direction, you can say to yourself, ďGod cares for me.Ē When he uses his rod to pull you back from a cliff that and you donít fall off of you can give thanks.

  God promises to walk through life with us, guiding us. We can take comfort in that. Turn the direction and guidance of your life over to God and let him comfort you even in the difficult and challenging times we experience in life.

  Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.

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Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.

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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

   May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don


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Source: Rev Don Rivers / Racing With Jesus Ministries
Posted: March 1, 2017

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