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From the Heart: Freeway Freedom

May 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Articles, Devotional, From the Heart

Read Psalm 135

For those of us that must drive the freeway system here in Atlanta we know the difficulties that we encounter on a daily basis. If we can’t get on the road before 6 AM the freeways are full. And regardless of what time you get started, if there is a wreck or stalled car ahead of you, your travel time is just unknown.

As most of you know Atlanta has been working on two reversible express lanes going into and out of the city on I-75. The project was started over two years ago and is not even close to being finished. There was a sign on the side of the road with one of those big yellow smiley faces that said “Freeing The Freeway.” You kinda need to think about that for a while to understand. You see, when the construction is completed it is supposed to alleviate congestion and “Free The Freeway.”

The highway of life can be a lot like that. It can get clogged and over-crowded with the things of this life. We sometimes get frustrated because the trials and difficulties hold us back and our progress slows down to a snail’s pace. We don’t seem to be accomplishing what we think we should as fast as we should. Perhaps we need to open another lane — an express lane that allows our praise to make its way to God.

“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Psalm 34:1

If we could muster that type of attitude, our thanksgiving and praise would open avenues of heavenly blessings. When the lane of praise is used, life caught in the traffic jam of grumbling and frustration begins to move with new purpose. Today, let’s begin to offer “the sacrifice of praise to God that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Holy Name.” (Heb. 13:15)


All-wise and gracious Heavenly Father, what a privilege it is be able to call You our Heavenly Father. For You are The Great “I AM” the Creator of the universe, the Giver and Sustainer of ALL Life. The one who created us in His own image, after His likeness, for we too are eternal. Holy Father we know You love us for you sent your Son Jesus to die in our place, to take away our sins and give us the Hope of eternal life in Heaven, in your presence. I thank you Father for all these blessings and I pray for your guidance now that I might not get bogged down with the cares of this life, that my focus might be on YOU, now and forever.

In Jesus Holy Name, Amen!

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