Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

FOLLOWING Vol 10 No 24

September 13, 2011

Dear Friend,

Yesterday I realized I was following a car whose license plate said, "His W1ll."


I thought, "That's nice" and drove along until it hit me that at this moment in my life I was actually following His Will!


As we flowed along a pleasant suburban street it was fun to think about that.


Until the driver chose to drive below the speed limit for awhile and I wanted to go faster than His Will.  I chewed over the times I have wanted to do just that!


The pivotal moment came when the driver signaled a right turn at a stop light.  Was I going to drive straight on to my destination (home) or follow His Will?


I followed His Will.


Another driver inserted himself between me and His Will.  I thought about other times I have permitted that to happen.


As I finally drove home along a route that was unfamiliar to me it was good to realize that the Lord who loves us more than we love our next breath has a will for our lives that is good and wonderful even in the moments that are the most challenging for us.


May you find joy as you follow and trust in the will of our good Lord!


“We know that all things work together for good* for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28*


With joy - E. Stanley Ott

Copyright 2011 E. Stanley Ott

*Scripture from the NRSV