School is starting. This means the daily chase is on, again. Recognize all that happens in your travels are superintended by the hand of God. Each traffic light that works, each car that passes by, each person you meet on your journey is part of the decreed will of God for your life. Mobility has become a routine part of life. School schedules, soccer practice, music lessons, field trips, vacations, and a myriad of other events require mobility. Today this mobility has become routine. This is huge. Occasionally, you will hear someone ask for God's protection for travel for a really long trip. But when was the last time that you heard a prayer request for travel to and from music lessons or soccer practice? A request for such a "routine" event seems out of place. Yet, this is precisely what God tells us to do. James warns us not to take any travel or plans as routine. All things happen according to God's will (James 4:13-17).
In this passage the Holy Spirit makes an unsettling statement about a casual attitude towards mobility and planning. God must be considered when plans are made for travel, whatever the duration and objective. When this does not happen, sin is committed.