Keeping Your Engine Running Smoothly

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You wouldn’t need to talk with me long to discover that I do not have a very broad knowledge base regarding cars. I know the basics – where the key, gas and windshield washer fluid go and this if it starts driving or sounding funny I need to have my husband check it out. I also know that with any vehicle you must do routine maintenance to keep it running. For example, changing the oil, rotating the tires and checking the level of all the fluids. I am fortunate to have a husband that take care of this for me.

However, there are some maintenance issues you can’t have someone else do for you. Your spiritual walk/relationship with God is a prime example. After you accept Christ as your Savior and begin to grow in faith and draw closer to God it is so important not to neglect your relationship. It’s like driving a car and never putting gas in and wondering why you are stopped at the side of the road. You and I need to daily “fill our tank” by spending time with God. This will keep you moving down the road. However, there are times that is not enough and you have to put in extra time and effort to maintain, not only your relationship with God but also make certain you are headed in the right direction.

You and I need to examine our lives and make certain we are daily being fueled by God and having scheduled maintenance checks to make certain everything is running well and we are headed in the direction God wants us to go.

What about you, how is your engine today? Are you running on fumes? It is time for a service check?

Just Obey: Following God’s Leading Without All the Details

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As a mother to five incredible children, I find that I am learning so many lessons through them. The most recent example of this was a conversation I had with our youngest son, Quintin (age 6).

Let me set the scene for you. We were all getting ready to leave and Quintin was poking along. I kept trying to encourage him to pick up the pace – getting his shoes on and out to the car. As he reluctantly made his way to grab his shoes by the door, I informed him we were heading to Mamaw’s house and I was certain he wanted to get right over there. He looked up at me with those adorable eyes and said, I didn’t know. Momma, why didn’t you give me all the details? I looked at him and replied, Quintin, you do not need to have all the details, just obey.

As soon as the words left my tongue I felt the conviction in my own heart. You see I have had a similar interchange with my Heavenly Father. I kept praying for God to lay out all the details in front of me and then I would gladly slip on my shoes and follow His leading. But let me ask you, is that really walking in faith and trusting God? Absolutely not.

Since I have decided to really say Yes to God, I have to simply obey with childlike faith, not questioning the details.

What about you, how is your faith walk? What steps will you take today to obediently follow God’s leading instead of standing still asking questions?

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