I was driving down the highway with my special needs ministry dogs in a relatively small town when seemingly out of nowhere a car started driving across the highway at a slow speed whereby it was obvious I would end up crashing into it due to the car being perpendicular to me and not getting out of my way nearly fast enough. Additionally, the traffic behind me would inevitably crash into me. In all honesty, due to all the factors involved, I do not believe it was humanly and physically possible that I could have done anything other than crash really hard into the car and likely become part of a multi-car accident.
I am 100% certain that God almighty “reached down His heavenly hand” and saved my life. I not only didn’t crash. I didn’t have to slam on my brakes. I didn’t get injured. The dogs didn’t get thrown forward in the car. It was seriously as though the Lord simply rearranged everything to save my life as well as the lives of the others. But this message isn’t about how beyond-description thankful to the Lord I am. It’s about this.
I reflected after I drove on in utter awe and thanksgiving to God how I no longer want God to protect me and save my life so I can go on living for me seeking personal happiness, worldly pleasures, and the fulfillment of self-centered dreams. I literally want to spend every breath of my remaining time on this earth loving and serving and worshiping and praising and glorifying the Lord with every single ounce of my heart as I strive daily to fulfill my life’s calling. To be a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and to help others to become and remain totally devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today God saved my life. And I yearn more than ever before to bring Him praise, honor, and glory forever and to help others to do the same!
Oh, yes, He saved my life. For His glory, Hallelujah! Amen!
I feel compelled to ask you this, friend. It shouldn’t take a miraculous experience like I had today for us to consider this question. For the rest of your time on this earth, and forever, is it your greatest desire to bring praise, honor, and glory to the Lord God almighty? Oh, may it be so!
“who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,” 2 Timothy 1:9
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10
“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”
2 Corinthians 5:15