Friday, May 30, 2008

Another "a-ha!" moment

The kids and I are driving to Illinois tomorrow to spend the week with my parents, so yesterday I had to take the Explorer in for service. We didn't want to sit in the shop for a few hours, so we walked to Chik-Fil-A. Once it was ready, the kids and I had to walk from Chik-Fil-A back to Firestone to get the car. I was holding Ethan's hand, but Natalie kept jogging ahead of us. I told her to stay with us since there were no sidewalks and cars were coming, but she continued to stay several paces ahead, all the while looking back to see if we were still behind her.

I finally said, "Natalie, you can't follow me from in front. You don't know where we are going!" As soon as the words were out of my mouth, the spiritual implications hit me. I almost stopped dead in my tracks. Had we not been about to cross a busy street, I would have.

How often do I run ahead of God in my life and then look back to see if He's coming? I wish the answer was "never."

Have you had any "a-ha!" moments lately?