As you know, I am employed at a school. We have a couple of options for employee parking.
In front or in back.
Thank goodness we have separate parking from the students. 🙂
Most parking lots have clear cut yellow lines marking the distinct boundaries which parked cars are to stay within. And most drivers do a fairly good job of staying within them.
Even our four year old student drivers can line up their rides in a somewhat orderly fashion. 🙂
So why do we have such a difficult time staying within the lines when it comes to living our own lives? Living within the boundaries that God’s word sets out for us?
Can you spell S-I-N?
Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, we all have inherited the nature of sin. It begins in our hearts then moves to our minds through our thoughts then is expressed outwardly through our actions.
To park one’s vehicle means to leave or position it. Let’s all join forces to park ourselves against the deceitful ploys of Satan. Let’s stop being student drivers and get behind the wheel and purposefully wise up to his antics to steal, kill or destroy our joy and godly life choices. Only Jesus’ death on the cross and our acceptance of Him as our Savior along with God’s holy spirit living within us can change our sinful nature.
Let’s all get out the yellow paint! Let’s clearly mark those spiritual boundaries we need to stay within. Then let’s practice, practice, practice to stay within the lines, just like coloring in elementary school. Let’s practice reading our bibles. Practice kneeling in prayer and asking the holy spirit to guide us. Practice praise and worship with others that can help us stay accountable.
And then let’s thank God for sending His son before us to be the Great Teacher. To show us the way. He’s the one truly in the driver’s seat.
I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations,
Love and laughter,