1. Worship and praise God with all of your heart. Even if you have a carload of kids, the car is the best place to sing with all of your heart. Kids tend to join in. If you drive alone, all the better. One-on-one time with God in worship is a commodity.
2. Pray out loud. Shut off the radio and turn off your phone. Fill the quiet with uninterrupted prayer. Use a list or follow the Holy Spirit’s lead.
3. Pray in the Spirit. Your car is the perfect bubble in which to pray in the Spirit. It's amazing how commuter and errand time adds up. You can go entire weeks without the opportunity to pray in the Spirit, or you can pray 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there and cover a lot of important day-changing ground in a week, literally.
4. Listen to sermons and teachings. Many churches provide CDs of past sermons, if you would like to hear your own church’s teachings, or you can get just about a million online, from sites like youtube.com, itunes.com and vimeo.com. You can also go to particular ministry websites and download paid-for or free teachings.
5. Listen to books on tape. Did you like to have books read to you as a child? You still can! You can get many Christian books on audio, especially classics and bestsellers. Some church libraries lend them. These are great to share with friends and pass around. It's amazing to have “read” entire, edifying, life-changing books-without turning a page.
6. Listen to the Bible on tape. My daughter has been “listening through” the Bible for over a year. Her Scriptural IQ has gone up tremendously (and I'm incredibly proud). This is inspiring. We tend to read Scripture in the chapter format, but Scripture was not written with references and divisions between sentences like we have today. Listening to the Bible, book by book, without written delineations, is a different experience. Try it and learn who all those Old Testament people were, big-picture style.
7. Declare Scripture. You will need to go with short verses while driving, but when you repeat verses and parts of verses, you can change your heart and situations by speaking Scripture. Several books of declarations are available on audio. You can play a verse, pause and repeat it, and continue as you desire. Some versions leave pauses for your repetitions. You may also really go the extra mile and record any personal decrees, pause for time for you to repeat them, and continue. What an excellent discipline to repeat your declarations while driving each day!