And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. -Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Remember when you first learned how to drive? It was exciting and new! You studied driving laws, and learned about all the signs and lights and safety issues. You were hyper-alert about the aspects of driving.
Fast forward to today, after having driven for years. It’s not even a thought to jump in the car and drive anywhere…and do things you would never do in the beginning. Some people eat and read while driving. Some people look back while fishing for items in the back seat as the car is rolling forward. And some drive with their knees, to hold the wheel steady or even steer a little as they’re doing something other than driving.
Maybe you do some of these things. Maybe I have, too. We can spiritually sloppy as well, and it can creep up on us just the same way we find out that we’re driving down the freeway without both hands on the wheel.
This post is a wakeup call, to snap out of the spiritual funk and laziness. If your prayers are increasingly formulaic and you’re maybe saying them without passion behind every word…you might be driving with your knees. If you’ve drifted away from fellowshipping and reading God’s word, it’s time to snap out of it!
Let’s get that passion and excitement back, and focused attention on Him once more, so that all we say and do points to Him. Let’s get both hands back on the spiritual wheel.
One of my all-time favorites, “Live Like That” by Sidewalk Prophets. May it refresh your walk every time you hear it!