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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

That New Car Smell

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Revelation 2:4

For anyone fortunate and blessed enough to ever have a brand new car right from the factory assembly line, you can attest to that wonderful new car smell. Friends often want to get in to see the car and smell the new smell. Just like with anything new eventually you do not smell it anymore. Perhaps because it is no longer new and we are not  taking care of it like we used to. The smell is intermingled with smells of gym bags, grocery bags, trash, and other odds and ends. You once parked far away from others as to not 'ding' your car doors but after awhile you take the car for granted and park it anywhere.

Relationships with people, be it friends or a spouse, can be this way as well. You treat them kind and put them first when the relationship is in its' infancy or when you are trying to impress but then you sort of slip, maybe not meaning to, and take this blessing for granted. Perhaps you are not treating the person as kind as you used to or making the time for them like you should.

Well Jesus is no exception. Many give their heart to Him but then other priorities get in the way and squeeze Jesus out of their day. Sure you mean well and you still claim to be a Christian but you rarely,if ever, do more than Sunday morningto check that block for the week. If this describes you what are you going to do about it? Jesus wants to be first place, really first,not just saying you love Him and not showing Him. Just like you give your spouse flowers for no reason it is time maybe you give Jesus' the 'flowers' of quality time each day spent with Him.

PRAYER: I love you Lord and I know there are many days I sure do not act like it. Forgive me. Just like a mother would not forget her crying baby,Lord I do not want to forget you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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