After picking up my kids from their Dad’s in Maryland a few Summers ago I drove once again, down the long highway that connectes Richmond to Williamsburg settling in for some time with God.It seems every summer, the road rapidly extends farther and farther, making it harder and harder to stay awake. This time I had a plan, to ponder on God’s steadfast love. The kids were all asleep in the back seat and praise music echoed in my ears as a fervent prayer echoed in my heart.
I remember specifically saying to God” I am going to stay in the fast lane no matter what!” When the cars behind me get mad because I am doing the speed limit I will be patient and let them pass.The analogy I thought would be staying steadfast, not getting off coarse(going home) playing by the rules (the speed limit ), while even important things passed me by like cars, buses, and trucks (situations, relationships, trials)I would continue on . So here I am 12:30 in the morning on a pitch black road, 40 minutes from home praying that God will keep me steadfast upon the path of life, and that when trials come, I would stay the coarse by the power of His spirit.
I started to feel God’s anointing in my hands, “that was weird” I thought to myself? I had felt God’s anointing many times before on my face, throughout my body, deep down in my spirit but never just on my hands.hmm??? Within seconds of these thoughts, I found out why the anointing had fallen specifically on my hands because God was going to have to be the driver momentarily!
Headlights beaming (who would be going the wrong way on an interstate?) My breath caught in my throat and I was without ability! Wouldn’t you know it, one of those angry drivers, was passing me on the right and another one of them was directly behind me? So I was boxed in and I was face to face with a car or truck or bus going about 70miles an hour heading straight for me . . .
My kids, my family, my ministry all flashing before my eyes and in an instant I had peace that came from my God! I don’t know how physically I made it to the side of the road that night, or how no one got hurt including the driver of the car that rushed by me seconds before. But I do know that I wasn’t driving that night,God was!He stayed the coarse and finished the race!
Oh God thank you for being behind the wheel of my life daily and help me be less of me, God and more of You in Jesus name amen!
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Deena, thanks for sharing your dynamic testimony of the keeping power and love of the Lord. The anointing broke the ability of the evil one to harm you and your children. To God be the glory! Thank God for his anointing.