Monday, December 8, 2014

Are You Just Going Through the Motions?

My grandfather has been with the Lord for many years, but I'll never forget one incident from his life. While driving down a straightaway on a tall hill in Alabama, Grandpa decided to enjoy some fun. He slipped the car into neutral, then turned off the engine! When the car reached the hill's bottom, he turned the key and restarted the engine.

"What would you have done if the steering wheel locked up?" someone asked.

Grandpa went pale. For most of his life, cars featured no steering-wheel lock. In his snap decision to coast for fun, he'd totally forgotten what would happen if he had adjusted the wheel more than a fraction in either direction. Coasting was still easy as in the old days, but it had also become dangerous.

I share that story to ask whether you are coasting in your life? Are you just going through the motions on the outside, but not actually the person you would like others to think you are on the inside? Or are you actually engaged with God, the greatest source of power? Are you reading His Word to know Him better? Engaging Biblical principles in your life to become more like Him? In John 10:10 Jesus explained why He had come to earth: so that we flawed and frail people might gain new life, and to enjoy it abundantly!

Friend, if you've been coasting through life, I encourage you to stop coasting and engage with God. Strengthen your soul by reading His Word. (If you've never read the Bible before, maybe start withe the Book of John.) Another Bible verse, James 4:8, promises that when we draw night to God, He will draw nigh to us. He won't force you to come to Him. But He does love you and invites you to come!

Or, if you were once closer to God than you are now, but somehow drifted away, you too can stop coasting. Re-engage with God. Share your heart in prayer to Him. Allow Him to be your Heavenly Father, and enjoy an abundant life with Him.

2 comments:

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  2. Thanks for your input and support. My aim is for believers to encourage each other in the faith. Appreciate your encouragement too!

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