Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, October 24, 2014
NOT QUITE – BUT ALMOST !
Almost but Not Quite !
Recently I wrote about a time
in my young life when I ran
out of gas and how a kind service station attendant helped me get it right.I stated that to this day I have never ran
out of gas again.
Thinking back several years
ago when our family was returning from Oklahoma
I remembered when we were very close to
running out of gas, “Almost – but not quite.”
Our daughter, Becky was riding with me as I
drove our car.Robert was driving a
U-Haul truck, and we met each evening at a designated city and motel.
The next morning we would set
out again with our schedule in place.
As Becky and I drove, we were
talking merrily as mother and daughters often will do, and I had not paid any attention to
the gas gauge.
The car began to cough and
alert us that something was definitely wrong.
Quickly inspecting the gas indicator
I realized we were in trouble.
As we peered down the
highway, staring far into the distance we thought we could make out a gas
station on the other side of the road.
I cried out to
God; “Oh Jesus, as you multiplied the loaves and fishes and fed a multitude, I
ask you to please create enough gas so we can make it to that station.”
The sputtering stopped, and we
slowed down, but we kept a steady pace toward our goal.
I kid you not, but that car
purred all the way - - at least half a mile, until we finally arrived to fill up
In life there are times when
we know to do the right thing but something beyond our reasonable intelligence
causes us to hesitate.
We almost make the correct
choice but not quite.
Almost but Not Quite !
As Paul stood before King
Agrippa, the King declared, “Almost you persuade me to become a Christian."
When it comes to receiving
Jesus as Savior and Lord it is time to not just entertain the thought - - but to
accept Him.The Bible says “Today is the
day of Salvation.”
A preacher once said, "He who is almost
persuaded is almost saved, but to be almost saved is to be entirely lost."