Have you ever been driving along through town and had a thought, “I should turn here”? Perhaps you did turn and found out later that there had been a wreck on the main road and you would have been tied up for hours.
That happened a while back on I-44 between Vinita and Tulsa, around Claremore. There was a semi-truck wreck in the section of construction where it narrowed to 2 lanes and some of the people were trapped on the turnpike for several hours. Some cars ran out of gas as they waited. A few people were near exits and able to get out, but most were just trapped, bumper-to-bumper, till the truck could be moved to one lane.
God is trying to lead us to safety all the time. I am not saying that the ones who were trapped on the turnpike were not led by the Spirit and the ones who took the other road were led by the Holy Spirit.
What I am saying is that His Holy Spirit is speaking to us, softly, sweetly, by impressions and thoughts. He wants to show us the correct path. Most of the time, the Holy Spirit is leading us in spiritual things, but sometimes He wants us to stay on a certain earthly path for a reason.
Most churches have some prayer for safety. We call it “traveling mercies.” If not for the mercy of God, we would all be consumed. The Holy Spirit is always speaking to me. I will listen next time He says, Turn here.
“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13.
Father God, deliver us from evil. A good prayer to pray anytime you start the car.