MAKES AND MODELSBy: Darrelyn L. TuttThe next time you drive past an automotive dealership, drive slowly and look at all the different makes and models represented. From new to old, foreign to domestic, factory to modified, make to model … a thriving dealership has a host of vehicles to choose from.Hmmm.Satan is crafty.He drives a lot of different makes and a lot of different models into our lives. Sometimes we recognize him and sometimes we don’t; sometimes our guard is up and sometimes our guard is down. Satan drives into our lives driving a different vehicle every day, depending on what he knows about us that day, and with unlimited access to what he deems useful in our day.Yesterday he drove a Silverado and today he might drive a Suburban. We don’t recognize him often because he’s always driving something different.It’s significant to note that Satan has a strategy … but he also has a pattern.The closer we travel with Christ, the more sensitive and discerning we become of Satan’s tactics ... and the more quickly we detect the "make and model" he's driving.~~~The wondrous thing about God, on the other hand, is that He’s not working to deceive … so He drives a vehicle that's the same every day. He drives a holy white vehicle and He’s a pure and perfect driver; His goal is to keep His passengers clean and take us where we need to be at the time we need to be there. He wants us to know Him as the driver and trust Him as the carrier. He wants us to enjoy being seen with Him.~~~There’s nothing more frustrating, distracting, or discouraging in one’s journey with Christ than taking a drive in a different vehicle with a different owner which temporarily appeals to our senses but drives us nowhere.We need to keep our senses sharpened with God’s word and our spirit in tune with His Spirit. We need to choose Him as our driver every day … and we need to confess when we have strayed and selected any vehicle other than His with any driver that is not Him.Christ is the only reliable driver there is … and there will ever be and that's the truth every day.~~~Father God,Help me, today, to desire a clean ride with a clean driver who will bring me home. Thank you for designating Christ as my official carrier who knows my way.Keep me in white, keep me on track, and keep me in Your passenger seat, Lord. I need you to lead me, receive me, and drive me home.Amen.
"And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life." 1 John 5:20