“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 NKJV
I. How to be the driver.
A. Don’t treat God like a hitchhiker. (I Samuel 10:8 + 13:7-14).
“God values obedience and submission over good intentions.”
B. Why learn the hard way? (I Samuel 14:24-45).
“Like correcting a wrong turn with another wrong turn.”
C. Speaking of bad decisions…(Jonah 1)
“Self preservation does not compare to freedom.”
II. Surrendering the wheel.
A. Jesus showed us how. (Matthew 6:9-13).
“Surrender starts with adopting the eternal perspective.
B. Giving more than just the wheel. (Acts 20:17-24).
“…nor do I count my life as dear to myself…”
C. Laboring in vain. (Psalm 127:1-2)
“You’re either following Jesus or wandering in the woods.”
III. How to be the passenger.
A. The Lord goes before you. (Exodus 13:17-22)
“Don’t be a back seat driver!”
B. Hear the Shepherd’s voice. (John 10:1-10)
“…that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”
C. His way is the “high” way. (Isaiah 55:8-9 + Psalm 61:1-2)
“Don’t make a decision; listen to the Maker.”
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1