Power Steering

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom,
but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men
but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

LORD Jesus we praise You, for You are the Son of God. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we doubt Your Word and Your Promises. Help us to see that You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and that Your Power and Glory are everlasting. Hallelujah! Guide us, so we will stay focused on You every single day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

I got in the car, ready to head to town for a walk, but—oh no—what was that? The power steering did not work, so the car was incredibly hard to steer. Immediately, I thought of how it felt to drive a car in the 1980s.

My husband called the garage to make an appointment and to get the car fixed, and so I drove the vehicle fifteen miles to the next town at the beginning of this week. While I was driving the car, I noticed that something amazing was happening; I actually felt more secure, well, it was a different kind of security.

I was able to let go of the mindless driving with the flow. No longer was I only cruising along, holding the steering wheel without much effort, or turning the car within a second or two. While I was driving, I was forced to concentrate more on what I was doing and where I was going. I had to think harder, and I had to make my decisions sooner.

The loss of the power steering brought something to my attention…

How often do we just cruise along in our Christian life? We think, with the Spirit living inside of us and by us following a few rules, we are all right; and so we are going with the flow until our power steering is breaking. Now, what are we going to do? Are we holding on to life and trying to turn away from the hardship, or are we crying out to God?

Whose advice will we seek? Where will we find true help? Do we have faith in the power of God, or will we rather believe in the wisdom of men?

Let your faith be in the power of God today.

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