Girls’ Road Trip
“Everyday is a winding road” are popular lyrics from a song by Sheryl Crow. By the same token, as Christian women, we can identify with the twists and turns of life. This life here on earth, at times, causes motion sickness. Turn here, go there, watch for falling rocks, potholes, ditches, detours, and slippery slopes and sheer cliffs.
How do we possibly navigate the roads we must travel?
For me, it’s only accomplished through the study of God’s Word-my road map! Whenever I travel and have to find a destination, especially an unfamiliar one, I pull out “Dora,” my VZ Navigator. Well, that’s what I’ve named her anyway, Dora the Explorer. I had to go with a girl name, naturally; we all know boys don’t ask for directions! I input my desired destination and she navigates me, for the most part, with accuracy. Dora provides clear direction, monitors road conditions, and avoids congestion, all while taking me the shortest route.
The Bible is our Navigation System
As followers of Christ, we will navigate our way through life. How will we reach our destination? The believer in Christ journeys the road less traveled. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it (Matthew 7: 13, NIV). Our road is not promised to be easy, without pitfalls or delays. The road we travel, Heaven’s road, can be notoriously challenging. Think of the road our Savior walked, the way of suffering, as He walked the Via De La Rosa, carrying the cross on our behalf. He suffered, He died and He rose on the third day, reaching His final destination at the right hand of the Father.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your reasonable service (Romans 12:1, NKJV). Presenting ourselves, or literally “setting near” is our reasonable service for what God has already done for us. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15, NKJV).
Who wants to go on a long road trip alone?
Most women don’t like to travel by themselves. We do everything in groups, you know what I mean? Travel companions make the journey enjoyable, with laughter, loud singing, and the occasional, but necessary, snack stop along the way.
This September, we will do just that. Join Women In The Word as we navigate our way through the Scriptures together. We will study hard, laugh harder, sing loud and enjoy the fellowship of one another.
Who’s up for a Girls’ Road Trip?
Sign-ups begin August 12th.