God’s Power Assist

You don’t always appreciate what you have until it’s gone. That thought occurred to me last week when the power steering went out in our car. I had to drive the car home and let me tell you, it was a workout just to turn a corner. Even trying to keep the car going straight required effort.

Normally I don’t even think about the effort required to navigate the car. Of course the power steering is normally working behind the scenes helping with the turns and keeping the car in the lane. I totally took the power assist for granted until I did not have it. Now my sore arms really appreciate what it did for me.

As I struggled to drive the car, I thought of Dave who blogs at davidsdailydose.org. He has a knack for turning daily life experiences into life lessons on faith. I wondered, “What would Dave write?” That’s when I considered the obvious.

When we have the power assist of the Spirit of God, navigating life can seem effortless. I can be truly relying on the power of God without even realizing how much He is assisting me each day—how he is helping me stay in the lane on some of life’s most winding roads.

It’s those days when I don’t seek God’s power assist in prayer and scripture that navigating life seems difficult. I head out the door without taking time to read scripture or connecting to God in prayer. That’s when I find taking sharp turns on my own is a real workout. Even just avoiding going off the road is tiring without the power assist of God.

The other part of this story is that getting the power steering back is going to be very costly. This reminded me of the tremendous cost to have the Spirit of God in my life. Jesus paid the price for my sins so that I can have eternal life. It was a very costly thing to do so that I can have the Spirit of God helping me navigate life’s twists and turns.

Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions. – Ezra 8:21 (NASB)

Thank you Dave for the inspiration to turn this life experience into a blog post on faith.

8 thoughts on “God’s Power Assist

  1. Amen! Chris, I feel the Spirit at work throughout this testament. David’s own journey of faith opened an avenue for you to share your witness. Thanks be to God!

  2. You made my day, Chris, and also moistened my eyes! This is because I look up to you, both as a blogger and believer. I love your analogy!

    God reminded me this morning, through Psalm 131, that only one thing is really needed—to sit at Jesus’ feet and learn from him. Like Martha, I am often troubled about many things. God’s power assist is key! Blessings, brother!

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