CHRISTIAN LIFE & GROWTH
God and Mechanics
By Shaji Mathew
A question might arrive if the vehicle which is being driven is old, that, what if the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road? In fact, it is not only about the condition of the vehicle but the mind set is involved also. Recently, one of my friends shared an incident which occurred while he was driving back from a place far away from his home. He had already been advised by his mechanic that the car was not in perfect condition to drive, but he chanced it and took the car. It broke down some 50 miles away from his home while returning. He stopped for a break in the mountain section, and he noticed that one of the wheels was struck because the brake linear got jammed. Alas. It took him several hours get the car moving with the help of another mechanic.
Did the car break because of the ignorance of the advice of mechanic? The situation shows that we are supposed to listen to the Word of God with uttermost care and in a break-free manner. The mechanic studied the catalogue; he knows where he needs to change if he sees potential trouble — he knows the car better than the owner knows it. This is something we need to learn.
Our God, who designed us in his own image, who created us in beautiful bodies, knows the least of us like a high-density radar scanning the surface and beyond. God knows us deeply. The Bible is the written copy of His plan. If we listen to God's word, we will not have to face unnecessary troubles. Though, this world is not a trouble-free world for Christians. We need to take every opportunity to learn His guidance for our lives.
So, what about our driving? Are we on the side of the creator? Are we listening to His lips with our hearts? Do we become tired or upset when we are facing some troubles or disappointments? Remember 1 Corinthians 10.13: "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it"(ESV). And James 1.13: "Let no one say when he is tempted, 'I am being tempted by God,' for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one" (ESV). It is crystal clear that we are children of God, and He knows us better than we know ourselves.
There are transparent instructions in the word of God for the daily life. It must be understood in the light of the word of God — and God never plays with our life, though we have been given freedom to choose whatever we want as an individual. Christianity is all about choosing the right thing at right time. Are we?
The brakes need to be repaired, just do it before you proceed. Check your air pressure in the tyres before getting in to the car. Listen to God always for an error free life and a smooth drive. Do not be nervous even if you happen to face some unlikely situation on the go, but kneel down and pray without presumption. It's our God, who is capable of changing this unmeasurable universe in a split second.
Commit to God by turning your heart, keeping your eyes and ears to His Word every day. Listen to Him with curiosity and clear intention. Let, God put His power in our daily life so that you are able to find peace and comfort while on the road. One more thing; we might be alone in the road, but still, be strong in the word of God, and remember that He is our great friend and always will be.
So, enjoy the Christian ride in consultation with God almighty, who enables us to function properly. Stay blessed.
Image Credit: fauxto_digit; "Car Trouble"; Creative Commons
Tags: Biblical-Truth | God-Father | Hardships
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