Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday In The Word: Highways

I have been on the road for the past few weeks. The last little adventure took me through Corbin, Kentucky. You may not know about Corbin but it is the very place that Kentucky
Fried Chicken started, if you are a southerner you may say, Praise God for KFC. The original
cafe where the Colonel fried his first piece of restaurant chicken is right there in Corbin and of course we had to stop and have some fried chicken for our trip. It was soooooooo good! As I was leaving the little cafe, which is a quaint white house that almost looks like a cottage, I read the plague standing right outside of the door. I was impressed and want to share with you what it says. It seems that when Colonel Saunders was 66 years old a highway was going to be cut right through Corbin, Kentucky. This road was going to present the Colonel with some challenges because it would take the traffic away from the main road that came right by his business and of course curtail his thriving business. It was at that moment that the Colonel decided to take the recipe for the spices for the chicken around the country and sale them to restaurants far and wide.
Immediately, I was impacted. The Colonel, close to retirement took the challenge in his life and figured out a way to make his business continue and be a success. My second thought was when it looks like a highway is getting ready to be built across your life and you feel paralyzed by it, take a deep breath and ask God about what opportunity He is unfolding in your life. You see, the Colonel could have closed his doors and gone home, everyone would have understood, but he didn't.
Is there a highway or obstacle in your life right now? Listen to what the Bible says:

Luke 3:4-6

As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God's salvation.' "

From the rooftop:

If you know Jesus, you know the one that takes any highway or crooked road in your life and makes it straight.

Your highways that seem to be blocking you right now may turn out to be the biggest blessings in your life

You will bless other people as you walk down the roads that God has set out for you

Never give up, Cling to Jesus

The way we would write our own story is not necessarily the way God will write it

I am praying for you and love you.




Melanie said...

A great message!

Andrea said...

Have you read the book, "In a pit with a lion on a snowy day?" It talks about this very thing. Great book- highly recommend it!

Glenda said...

No, I haven't read that book. I would like to. Thanks for your comment. Bless you.