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80s church: Trusting Gods Guidence on Lifes journey: Lessons from "fast Car"

Dear 80s Church Members,

I hope this message finds you well, filled with joy and the spirit of the 80s! 🎡🌈

I was going to only make this once a week. But we keep hearing songs that we think would be a good start to a message, since this is such a hit right now and was actually sung in 1988 ….. lets do it

🎢 "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman πŸš— πŸŽΆ

You got a fast car

I want a ticket to anywhere

Maybe we make a deal,

Maybe together we can get somewhere

Any place is better

Starting from zero, got nothing to lose 🎟️ ✨

Maybe we'll make something

🌟 But me, myself, I got nothing to prove 🎢

Today, I want to share an uplifting devotional inspired by Tracy Chapman's timeless ballad, "Fast Car" πŸš—, which carries a message of perseverance, dreams, and finding strength in the midst of life's challenges.

Devotional: Trusting in God's Guidance on Life's Journey


Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

In Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," we witness the longing for a better life and the pursuit of dreams. It resonates with our human desire for change, growth, and the hope of something greater. Yet, as we journey through life, we often face obstacles and setbacks that can make our dreams seem distant and unattainable. It is during these moments that we must hold steadfast to our faith and trust in God's guidance.

Just as the song's protagonist yearns for a fast car to escape their circumstances, we may find ourselves seeking a quick solution to our challenges. However, the wisdom of Scripture reminds us that true transformation and fulfillment come from placing our trust in the Lord, rather than relying solely on our own understanding.

In the midst of life's trials, we are called to submit our ways to God, acknowledging His sovereignty and seeking His direction. As we surrender our plans and desires to Him, we open ourselves to the transformative power of His love and guidance. Though His timing and ways may be different from ours, we can rest assured that He will lead us on straight paths, even when the journey seems uncertain.


1. Trust in God's Plan: When faced with adversity, trust that God has a plan for your life, and His ways are higher than our own. Have faith that He will guide you towards the fulfillment of His purpose. πŸ™πŸŒŸ

2. Patience and Perseverance: Embrace the journey, understanding that growth and transformation often require patience and perseverance. Allow the challenges you face to strengthen your character and deepen your reliance on God's grace. πŸ’ͺ🌻

3. Seeking Divine Direction: Rather than relying solely on your own understanding, seek God's guidance through prayer, scripture, and seeking wise counsel. Trust that He will illuminate your path and provide wisdom as you navigate life's decisions. πŸ“–πŸ™Œ

Let us hold onto the wisdom found in Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" πŸš— and the truths of Scripture. As we trust in God's guidance, we can find solace and strength in the journey, knowing that He is leading us toward a future filled with hope, purpose, and abundant blessings.

May this song and devotional inspire you to live out your faith with resilience, hope, and unwavering trust in God's plan for your life. May your hearts be filled with the melodies of hope, and may your lives be a testament to His transformative power. πŸŽΆβ€οΈπŸ•ŠοΈ


John and Michelle H πŸŒˆπŸ™

P.S. I encourage you to share this 80s church newsletter with those who might need to hear its uplifting message. Let us spread the joy and inspiration found in Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" πŸš— and the timeless truths of Scripture. Together, we can touch the hearts of others and help them find strength and hope in their own journeys of faith. πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸŽ‰


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