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The Spare Tire

  • The Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa, and said to him, "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin! Yahweh is with you while you are with him; and if you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law. But when in their distress they turned to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them. 2 Chronicles 15:1'4 WEB.

    We were driving into town to buy some groceries one day when I felt the car gradually getting lower on the right side. Then it started to pull towards the shoulder of the road, and the steering became sluggish. I pulled over to the side of the road to check things and found the passenger side rear tire had gone down. The tire was new, but apparently, the valve stem was leaking.

    I hadn't thought about a spare tire in a long time, but we sure needed it now. It's one of those things that you tend to forget about until you need it. Fortunately, I opened the trunk and found the spare was fine. Before long, I had the tire changed, and we were on the road again.

    Israel would backslide away from God. Then when in distress, they would turn back to Him and cry for His help. God would forgive them, and once things began to go well for them again, they would backslide again. They just loved to chase after other gods. Likewise, when things are going well for us, we often forget about God. We can begin to treat Him like a spare tire that is there if we need Him.

    Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21 WEB). Many will profess to know Jesus but will not submit to His leadership, and one day He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:32).

    Don't just pray to the Lord when you are in distress. Involve Him in your life every day, and build that close relationship. Remember Him, especially when things are going well for you. When you have ignored Him for three years, He may still answer you, but you miss out on the greatest experience on earth. Which is knowing Him. Don't treat God Almighty like a spare tire.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for a wonderful day. Please speak to me and through me today, Lord. Inspire me to be a better person. Help me see what others miss. Make what is important to You important to me. I want a closer relationship with You today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Jul 1
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jul 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father keep me close to you.

Jul 1
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank You for being in my life. Always dear Lord I need You. Amen

Jul 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Father in Heaven, I am truly thankful and blessed because you love me as I am.  I am perfectly wonderfully made!! I am truly greatful to you for your precious Son Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life for me and is my intercessor ALL DAY LONG!  I thank you Jesus for the love, compassion, kindess and most of ALL patience when I sometimes stray.  In your most precious name I pray, Amen!!  Allelluia!! Amen!!

Jul 1
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jul 1
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Heavenly Father for protecting me and watching over me. I want to love and know you more and more each day.  In Jesus Name,  Amen 

Jul 1
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

I walk with the lord everyday  he is king!! In jesus name amen 

Jul 1
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

The ה Amen אמן

In the entire book of Esther God is not mentioned once.

Jul 1
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,God you are awesome.We love and thank you for all our blessings. 

Jul 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I want a closer relationship with You, Father. Amen! Great message Pastor :)

Jul 1
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Dear Lord Jesus may I always be close to you that I may shine you to others! Thank you for helping me to be close and closer please . Psalm 17 &18; As for me I shall be fully satisfied when I awake to find myself beholding you and having sweet communion oh Lord my rock I love thee fervently and devotedly oh Lord my rock and my redeemer.

Jul 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father even though I feel blessed there are times I feel discouraged, help us to have a closer relationship with You and not only when we need You. Speak to us and through us, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Lead us Lord. 

Excellent devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Jul 1
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I'm sorry for treating you like a spare tire father please help me to be better I love you and I want to follow you every minute of every day of my life thank you

Jul 1
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for this important reminder, Pastor Dion!  Lord, I won't miss out on the greatest experience on earth today: spending time with You! Praising You for Your gifts of salvation, grace, and Your amazing creation. Thank you, God!

Jul 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jul 1
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Jul 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 1
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Amen. I pray that I can be better at serving you Lord. Thank you for your tender mercies and blessings every day.

Jul 2
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jul 2
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Praise God, I'm so Thankful You are My Father...Jesus is my Best Friend...Thank Goodness for The Holy Spirits Guidence.

AMEN !

Jul 3
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!!

 

Jul 4