My family and I took a much needed break from reality this past weekend. We slipped away in our motor home that has seen very little activity of late and went to the beach. It was so beautiful there. The beaches were white and the water was so clear.
As usual our *apostolicness* turned some heads, but I personally think it does people good to see there are people who live a holy life and still have some fun. And have fun we did!
My husband has a cell phone. I know, you're thinking "big deal," but he almost has one against his will. When we got new phones last year the kids wanted nice phones which they paid for themselves, but my hunny and I got the $0.99 special. I found one on eBay like I wanted a few months back and after consulting with my big brother *the cell phone guru and eBay expert* I called my hunny and he said I could have it. So I have a smart phone. My husband never lets an opportunity pass to let me know how unnecessary he thinks my phone is.
So here we were, riding to the beach. I had fallen asleep on the couch since I had worked the night before and was apparently sleeping quite well when a loud POP sat me straight up.
We had a blow out in the middle of no where. Thank God it was the left rear inside tire, so we were able to limp into the next town. He called trying to reach the retailer that he knows in that town, but no such luck. While he was trying to figure out what to do, I took my *unnecessary* phone and looked it up on the internet, dialed the number to a tire place and handed him my phone.
Granted that tire place didn't have what we needed (and it was really scary), but they pointed us in the direction of another that was able to get us back on the road in no time.
The rest of the weekend he spent saying look up *whatever* and see what it says. Now I know it really is not necessary to have my phone, although I certainly have enjoyed it's convenience, but it did come in handy this weekend!
My old Pastor used to say "You don't run out and check you're spare tire every time you leave home, only when you need it." Unfortunately that is what religion is to so many people. God rides around in their trunk of life, only to be dug out when there is an emergency.
And I see so many people that live life based on the experience of their parents or grandparents. *If it was good enough for them, then it's good enough for me.* It's time I stepped out and introduced them to God's message for Yesterday, Today and Forever, showing them that God is not a spare tire, but He is a right now God, He is a Friend, and He should be a part of all of our life.
I am glad that I saw the benefit of looking further into His Word, and was ready to accept something that was so different from everything I was used to. And I am so excited as He expands my walk with Him to encompass every area of my life and give me insight. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for my family...
Always you are welcome Lord, transform my life into something You can use today, and tomorrow, for I am Yours for all time!!!!