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Sneak Peek: Let God Drive

27 Jun Posted by in Sneak Peeks | Comments Off on Sneak Peek: Let God Drive
Sneak Peek: Let God Drive

Cara Whitney grew up on a cattle farm in Northern Wisconsin. After spending a decade as a radio personality in markets that included Las Vegas, she found herself in a search of that simpler life everyone
talks about. She soon discovered that there is no such thing as a simple life, but instead your best lived life is one that includes a relationship with Jesus Christ. Cara lives with her husband and two kids on a horse farm in Nebraska.

Cara, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy), has written a beautiful horse devotional – Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm, Thomas Nelson (June 5, 2018).

“I never really set out to write a book. I grew deeper in my faith by talking to God while I also spent time with my horses. I see a lot of myself through the personalities of my horses, and through them, Jesus challenges me to fix the broken parts of myself. This journey became ‘Unbridled Faith’,” Cara shared.

Unbridled Faith is a daily devotional for horse lovers that brings 100 devotions straight from Cara’s horse farm. Each devotional, along with stunning photography, provide lessons from scripture sprinkled with winsome stories of horses that Dan and Cara know and love. The devotionals teach readers how to overcome temptation, discover why they should be glad God doesn’t answer yes to all prayers, and provide a reminder that each person is priceless to God. “I first used horses to try and fill the God shaped hole that I had in my heart. As big as my horses are, not one of them could accomplish such a task. I made the decision to put Jesus Christ there instead, and I am so happy to be saved. I now use my
horses to help communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others,” said Cara.

 

An excerpt from Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm, by Cara Whitney:

Let God Drive

“Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.” Psalm 4:5

Despite my husband being exceptional at pulling, navigating, and backing up a horse trailer, I find myself interjecting driving instructions to him during our trips together. The truth is, I’m inept at pulling a trailer myself, and I always need to ask him for his help. I can’t do it for myself, but I have an opinion on how he can do it better. (“Hi, my name is Cara, and I am a backseat driver.” “Hi, Cara . . .”)

This is true in my spiritual life as well. One of the hardest things for me to do is to submit to the will of God. I have an opinion about which path I think is best for me, and I am almost always operating out of fear.

Sometimes I find myself praying as if I’m trying to talk God out of the plans He has made. What I am really doing is backseat driving while attempting to trust God at the same time. I can’t see what’s up ahead, and I can’t walk this road by myself, but I sure have an opinion on how God could do it better.

The best plan is made by the One who knows what is going on around the bend. If you want to experience the peace that comes with trusting God, let Him take the wheel. Instead of interjecting driving instructions along the tough parts of your trip, try gratitude instead, thanking Him for being your driver.  

Lord, thank You for taking me to places so much better than I could have imagined. Forgive me for trying to take the steering wheel out of Your capable and loving hands, amen.

 

 

 

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