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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
“Check Under the Hood”

As a child, I remember going with my dad to fill our family car up with gasoline. We would pull up next to the pump, a man would walk up to the driver side car window, my dad would say “fill er up”, and the man would then proceed to pump gasoline, check the pressure of the tires, and check under the hood. He would check engine fluid levels and wire connections. If anything was wrong, he would tell my dad. If fluids needed filled, he would take care of that too.

Checking under the hood was all about customer service and taking care of the family car so as to prevent a future problem or break down.

Needless to say, those days are gone.

There are spiritual applications to this past car care principle. The Holy Spirit’s activity in our lives is to continually keep us connected to our Lord Jesus Christ. Checking under our “spiritual hood” is part of His role in our lives. Using God’s Word is the Spirit’s way of doing diagnostic checks on our lives. Service opportunities, sin in our lives, relationships, and the like are all checked as we navigate our way through this life with the guidance of God’s Word. Second Timothy 3:16-17 says – “All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” This is spiritual diagnostic activity for sure.

We are upon the season of vacations and travel. It is a good thing to check under the hood to make sure your car can handle the trip. Belts, hoses, fluids, tire pressure, and the like. Be thorough so that the trip can be enjoyed and completed without hassle or break down.

You might want to apply the same principle to your spiritual life. “Abide” in Christ. Worship, study His Word, receive the sacrament, enjoy Christian fellowship, and pay attention to your spiritual life. Your connection to the Lord is for this life and on into eternity.

There will be many of life’s road conditions that must be navigated. Construction zones, detours, and delays will be a part of the journey. Your original plans may have to be altered or even scrapped. Check under your spiritual hood. You will be glad you did and the travel through this life will be more enjoyable in Christ.

Be safe + Have fun + Remain in The Lord!
Your fellow traveler in Christ –

Pastor Dave
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