Sunday, February 26, 2012

You Can't Trust Dorothy!

I admit it, when I got a new phone with GPS, I was thrilled.  So were our children!  We've seen many things we'll never see again on "field-trips-with-Mom" because I don't have a clue how we got there.  Copying my friend, Mary, I named my GPS Dorothy.  This week we discovered that the yellow brick road doesn't alway lead to the Emerald City.

Our daughters and I were on our way home from the Amish grocery store and turned to Dorothy for help.  She led us to a low-maintenance road.  In the river bottom.  With a Prius.  The road looked good.  There were no ruts (yet).  Or dark mud (yet).  It appeared dry and passable (even after 3" of rain and snow the day before).  Praise God for strong girls, Wyoming driving experience, and His intervention!  After slip-sliding, taking to the ditch and getting high-centered we made our way to a real road.  I trusted Dorothy to direct us to the best, most direct route home and foolishly went where I wouldn't have otherwise.

It was a real-life reminder to follow the Word of God completely, carefully and diligently!

"Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.
11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil."
(Proverbs 4, NKJV)