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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Flying with Thursday's Word by Brenda Smith, part 1

Word:    “POTHOLES”
Defined: Hole in a rock, or pavement worn away by water.
Scripture: “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.” (Rom 14:1).
This is one thing I know all you drivers has experienced.  Driving over a pothole with ease, but there are times when you don’t see it and down the tire go, and realignment is in order. Some of us try to avoid them by swerving. Still others try to roll over it easy. For those of us who do not see it coming….well, let’s just say…..Thank you Jesus!  Because it could have been worse.  This is true of this Christian walk that we must do.  We can become comfortable and settled in and relaxed and start to feel we are moving along this road with ease.  When all of a sudden,  there is a bump in the road.
Three quick steps to follow on the road …Drive Slowly – We must learn to be patient. When we hear the word “patient”  wait comes to mind. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31). Secondly, be Alert. We have to train ourselves to look out for danger.  Satan is not going to let us live a comfortable life as Christians. He is always out to get us and bring us down. Thirdly, we need to Refuel. When you are walking this Christian walk, you must make sure you have plenty of fuel for the journey. No different than your car needs gas to get from destination A to destination B, we need to make sure we are filled with the Word of God. We need to spend good quality time with the Lord! We need to understand that we cannot always just go in and say a quick prayer and all will be alright.  Sometimes, we must fast and pray, and then meditate, too.  Sometimes Saints, it truly takes ALL that and more to get the desired result. I believe we short-circuit many of our blessings, by not being committed to what the Lord needs from us during a slow down or rest.

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