Defensive Driving: “Into the Word” Week 29

I am not that great of a driver.  My sanguine personality leads me to be easily distracted.  Thankfully, every time I got a ticket as a kid, my dad sent me to traffic school.  There I learned about defensive driving.   A good driver is alert, cautious, always anticipating what might happen ahead. 

This week, I realized yet again that the Christian disciple needs to have this same attitude — we must be vigilant.  While digging  “Into the Word,” I discovered a passage that presents the rules of the road for this process:

Watch, stand fast in the faith,

be brave, be strong.

Let all that you do be done with love.

I Corinthians 16:13-14, NKJV

The Message translation uses the phrase “keep your eyes open” for the word “watch.”  This reminds me that I need to be on guard, praying for my family’s protection.  Love is the rule that guides my every action.

Q4U:  Are you a defensive driver?  What can we do this week to be “on watch?”

Every Monday we will be working our way through Anne Graham Lotz’s 52-week study “Into the Word.”    Hop on over to the 3dLessons4Life Blog Facebook Page to join us as we dig into God’s Word together.

Linking up with a like-minded sisters at Faith Filled Friday, Thought Provoking Thursdays, Life in Bloom, Good Morning Girls, God -Bumps and God-Incidences, On Your Heart Tuesdays, Soli Deo Gloria @ Finding Heaven, Playdates with God and “Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday!”

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11 responses

  1. Great analogy. I’m a fairly defensive driver, although I can also be a bit too assertive when I’m running late. 😉 But I think I will try today to be a bit more alert in my “walk with the Lord.” Great words of wisdom!

  2. Beautiful passage to let sink in today. Watch, stand, be vigilant… it reminds me that before “acting” I should be “watching”.
    And funny– my post was about “driving” in life too… 🙂
    Blessings, Lyli.

  3. Great words! I too am a sanguine and tend to get distracted by the “bright and shiny” (both in my driving world and real life events…) Thankful that God is bright and shiny in my life that keeps me focused on Him!! 🙂

  4. I’ve never had a ticket but I’m not sure it was due to my driving or luck. It’s a good thing to tell your teenagers though. Ha! Looking forward to Anne’s series.

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