94. He is not my Co-pilot

“You can tell a lot about a person by the bumper stickers on the car,” Stan began.

“Oh, yeah,” I added.  “Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, and some are maddening.”

“And,” Stan responded, “some are just plain wrong.”

“Anything in mind?” I asked.

“I saw one the other day like that.  It said, ‘God is my co-pilot.’”

“What’s wrong with that?” I asked.

“If I think God is my co-pilot, my thinking is way off base.”

Continuing, he added, “It’s like I am saying to God I am going to a certain place and going to do such-and-such, and asking Him if He wants to come along.”

“That,” Stan said with emphasis, “is not the way it works with God.”

“He is God, and I am not.  He is the Leader, and I am to be the follower.”

“If I consider Him to be my co-pilot, I just might as well have an empty seat next to me because He will not be following me.”

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If any one wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  Matthew 16:24.

Prayer:  Lord, you know my tendency to want you to follow me.  I know that is not what you want; that it is not the way you intend for our relationship to work.  You want me to follow you to wherever you lead.  That is what I want also, and I ask for all the help you can provide to guide me along your path, following you.  Amen.

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