1. Maximize the Moment! For many of us, the only time we have peace and quiet is during our car rides. Instead of returning those telephone calls, focus on praise and worship. Put on a song that will reach down to the tippie toes of your soul and stimulate a spritual encounter with the Lord!
2. Prayer, but not the only. I’m not a big fan of limiting my prayer time to my car ride, but I do pray while driving. I’ve found that while I’m communiting, I’m unable to completely focus on the Lord and hearing His voice. Jesus gave us a perfect example. Remember how he would always “steal” away to a mountain or get alone for prayer. Protect your quiet time with Him. But at the same, time I do often use my car trips for communication with God. I’ll chat with Him about what’s on my heart; pray for other drivers or practice His presence. However, the “meat” of my prayer life is when I’m alone.
3. Blessings, not Curses. Now you know as well as I do that other drivers can work your nerves and pierce your spiritual fruit! That being so, I’m teaching myself to bless those that cut me off in traffic or drive agressively. Trust me, it can be tough, Godsy Girl. Nevertheless, it keeps my heart clean and hopefully blesses their life in some small way. I usually pray something like:
“Lord, bless that person with your peace today. I pray that good things come their way and that they prosper in all they do as they rely on you. If they don’t know you personally, please send someone their way to introduce them to a relationship with you. In Jesus Name….”
By the time I’m finished praying, I’m usually not angry anymore!
What do you do during your rides to build your spirit?