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>> Sunday, January 3, 2010

"God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine.
A car is made to run on gasoline,
and it would not run properly on anything else.
Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself.
He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn,
or the food our spirits were designed to feed on.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself,
because it is not there. There is no such thing."
~C.S. Lewis
I'm in the taxi driving season of mamahood. No matter how simple we try to keep our lives as a family, it seems the engine stays running.

I think that's why C.S. Lewis' quote above touched me so. Just as my SUV burns through the fuel, so His Spirit fans the flame in me. And when I run on any source for energy than my Jesus, I burn out even faster than my gas guzzlin' Ford.

He is the food my spirit was designed to feed on. God won't provide a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because there's no such thing.

How different would our lives be if we surrendered to Him
as our main source of energy and strength every day?

The better question might be:
How different would the lives around us be?

"For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God...for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord...but join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."

2 Timothy 1:6-10


Joanne Sher January 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

Oooohhh, can I EVER relate to this - in BOTH aspects. A truth I ever need to be reminded of. Thanks, sweet La.

LauraLee Shaw January 3, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

Jo, I'll bet you can, you drive a LOT! :D Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Anonymous,  January 3, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

Laura I love the anolgy. Very creative and insightful. Great job. I love the new look!God Bless!
Christine M Ramey

LauraLee Shaw January 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM  

Thanks for the encouragement, Christine!

Patty Wysong January 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM  

Loved this, La! It's one that so many of us can relate to!!

LauraLee Shaw January 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM  

Yes, Peej, and I don't see an end to it anytime soon! :D

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