Sunday, February 12, 2012

               While standing in a steady drizzle of rain, having my car battery tested, I reached up to take my glasses off and clear the rain drops.  The thing is, I had been wearing my contacts for several days.  At first, I thought this was just a little beam of humor to brighten my cloudy day.  Then the Holy Spirit revealed to me that I am always reaching up to take the glasses off.  I get in my habits that were set when I looked through the sin of my life, and I reach up to wipe off the spots that He has long since removed.
               So, why then do I hold on to those habits?  I look back at the car incident and I shudder to think at my initial reaction when the gauges went crazy and the lights started to flicker.  My first idea was to get to the parts store as fast as possible to run a diagnostic on my van, not to call out to God.  Now, I do not want to be guilty of over spiritualizing situations.  I don’t think getting out of the vehicle and laying hands on the battery would have been a great idea.  I don’t want my spiritual eyes shocked open!
               The first time I called on God during this adventure was after I had sought man’s help, after I had my van tested, bought a battery, and then had it retested, I prayed that the battery was the only thing wrong, and that I could make it home, and if it wasn’t too much to ask, maybe I could pick up some groceries.
               Looking back- through a few less spots- I see how God was with me.  He gave me the clarity of mind to get to the parts store, He gave me a very patient and kind attendant who “loves the rain”, and He enabled me to get those groceries, and make it back home to my family.  I just pray that the next time the unexpected happens that I rest in Him, instead of waiting to exhale when I hear that it is just a battery.    

“Lord, thank you for watching over me, even when I am not looking for You.  I pray that you would help me to see my life as You see it and help me to make the life I lead more pleasing to you.  In Jesus’ name, A-men”.