Tune Up or Overhaul?
Car repair and mechanics are not my expertise for sure! While in High School I had 4 flat tires. Each time I had to call my dad to come help me. The fourth time, he told me that if I had another flat, I would have to fix it myself. Praise the Lord, I have not had a flat ever since!
Forward or Backwards
Have you ever tried to walk backwards or watched your grandkids trying to do it? They end up going sideways while turning their heads trying to see where they are going. It’s not an easy task. It lends itself to a feeling of instability, awkwardness and insecurity. The destination becomes harder and takes longer.
This life lesson had me wondering how much of our spiritual lives are spent looking back, walking sideways, feeling unstable, insecure, moving backwards, not forward.
So much of life is about waiting! Waiting for the right partner, right home, right job, right doctor, right church, right thing to say or do. One of the definitions of waiting is to remain in readiness for some purpose, to stay where you are.
Kathy Niswender is the wife of our pastor.