Spinning Your Wheels

It’s that time of year: Winter. And with the season comes lots of ‘fun’ stuff like sleet, snow, and ice. These things can make for just terrible, if not treacherous, driving and walking conditions. I’ve seen all kinds of things folks use to try to overcome the conditions: salt, kitty litter, sand, and other melting agents or items to put weight in a vehicle to give them better traction. And still many times the efforts are futile as pedestrians slip and vehicles spin their wheels.

Have you ever felt like that in your spiritual life, like you are just slipping and sliding along, spinning your wheels and getting nowhere for Jesus? I know I have. I’ve found when I feel this way there are a couple of things that I can do to give me some ‘traction’ and get me going again.

  • Pray- Nothing does the soul better than to get on your knees (or however you personally pray) and commune with our Lord. He already knows what’s going on in your life, what the problems are and the (possible) shortcomings that are causing them. But tell Him anyway; He loves you and wants to hear from you.
  • Take up arms- Put on the Whole Armor of God. How can we fight a fight that we aren’t armed for? We can’t. And make no mistake about it – we are in a spiritual war against a wily enemy.
  • Don’t forget your Sword- An unarmed soldier for God is about as good as a car with no tires. Pick up your Bible and put it to its good and proper use: Read it and obey what it says.

There’s an old saying that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is crazy. If you have lost momentum seek the One that can get you moving again.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Greg Wolford

©2010

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A Response to His Love

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John 3:16 is probably the most well known and loved verse in the Bible.  While browsing the Internet today I literally stumbled upon a site with a chart comparing Biblical Christianity (Bible-based faith) to what it called “Cultural Christianity”.  It was a very interesting comparison chart that I found I pretty much completely agreed with.  At the end of the page there was a beautiful short piece that reminded me of John 3:16.

A Response to His love:

Praise Him for all that He is to us: Savior, Shepherd, Counselor, King, Wisdom, Righteousness….
Thank Him for all He has promised to do for those who come to Him. Psalm 10
Confess your sins and needs to Him, for He really cares and provides for His own. 1 John 1:9
Choose to trust that He died for your sins and has freed you from its power. Romans 6:6
Receive the gift He offers you: His Holy Spirit to guide and equip you. Romans 8:15-16
Give yourself to Him as your Shepherd and Lord each day. Romans 12:1
Delight in everything that you are and have in Christ! Ephesians 1:3-12

Lord,

I am so thankful for Your love and the many blessings and promises You give to us, as unworthy as we are.  I pray that each of us will always be keenly aware of all You have done for us.  May we always let our lights shine before men to bring honor and glory to You.

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