Check Engine Light

One of the things I love the most about my husband and his walk with Christ is how real he keeps it. He doesn’t sugar coat it as being easy. He doesn’t portray himself as this perfect person because he  has a relationship with Jesus. My husband knows being a Christian in a non-Christian word is tough stuff.

Landon was driving down the road the other day when his check engine light suddenly came on. Instead of worrying about taking into the auto-mechanic, he instead started thinking about his walk with the Lord. How when a check engine light turns on in your life, instead of ignoring it, you need to take it to the ultimate mechanic.

How often do we take our sins directly to the shop? When temptation appears, and that red light is flashing, isn’t it so easy to just ignore it and not bring  it directly to the Cross?

As Christians, we are being tested constantly. Satan is fighting for us too. What’s surprising is, it’s not always that in your face sin you might automatically think about. Instead, many times it’s that sneaky kind of sin. We can  engage in many sins because we want to feel like we belong with the rest of the world.

We have to remember Jesus wants us to be set apart.

So when our check engine light comes on, when we determine what we are doing or thinking is wrong, when the Holy Spirit starts talking to us,  we need to book it as fast as we can to the Ultimate Mechanic.

And just as my husband reminded our class this morning:

He will find us a way out.

We just have to be willing to park our car in His shop.

Proverbs 28:13

13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

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