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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jesus, Take the Wheel

Ok, I admit it. I'm a BIG fan of Country music...especially the music today. There's just something about the deep, soul-stirring lyrics that touch my heart in so many ways. Sure, there's the stereotypical songs about losing your dog, your wife, your job, and your car *g* but the songs I'm talking about are the ones that hit you right at your core.

Carrie Underwood has a relatively new song that does this. For those who don't know her, she placed 4th on American Idol, behind another current country singer who placed 1st.

Here is an excerpt of a hit song she has:

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

...And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way
I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

(repeat chorus)

In light of my previous post, this message is right in line with the promise I've made to myself and to God. My road toward publication isn't one I'm traveling alone. It's only going to be successful if I give Jesus the wheel and let Him steer. I'll certainly do my part, but I'm along for the ride!

And what a ride it's going to be!


Heather Diane Tipton said...

woohoo! What a ride you are going to have this year!!!

Dineen A. Miller said...

I know what you mean. It's really hard to keep God in the driver's seat sometimes. That's what I'm trying to do--stay in the passenger seat.