Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
-Corrie ten Boom

How many times do we try to handle situations on our own instead of going to God in prayer first?  I know I’m guilty of it.  I think I can handle it.  I can drive this situation home and take care of it.  I don’t need to bother God with this.  But then I make a mess of it and go running to Him begging Him to take over. 

This quote by Corrie ten Boom really spoke to me.  Do I go to prayer when all my options are depleted and I realize I can’t do it on my own?  Or do I start out the day by asking God to handle things; letting Him be the driver for the day?

We all have some sense of control factor in our life.  I’m going to try to let that go today.  Oh I may realize tomorrow that I have picked it back up and need to give it back to God again but that’s ok.  Baby steps.  Let prayer guide you every day in every situation as a constant in your life rather than reaching out and using it only when you don’t feel in control anymore.

I repeat:  Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?  Start today in prayer and let God drive you around all day long.

I Thessalonians 5:17 – pray without ceasing [all day long ]!