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In Other Words: Caution ~ Road Slippery When Wet

Scautioneveral times on the way home Saturday night with our five youngest children in our van, my husband noted that something was wrong with the steering.  He thought maybe it was just the black icy roads, yet whenever we came to a curve or turn, the van just did not seem to handle well.  We did not think too much of it once we got home.  Maybe because we did not want to.  This is the slower time for my husband’s business and who wants to think of paying for car repair bills.  We did not go to church Sunday morning since we had sick little ones.  Sunday afternoon we had to pick up our older children from a winter retreat.  Not even thinking of the steering problems of the previous night, we left.  Our driveway has a slight incline, that can be hard to get out of on these long  wintery days, and as my husband turned to steering wheel at the end of the driveway,we stopped.   We weren’t going anywhere.

The tie rod at the front came loose.  One wheel was going one way, the other  turning the opposite direction.  We were so thankful this did not happen when we took our young children out the previous night.   It could have been very dangerous, even life threatening.  Instead, it happened at the end of our driveway.  I am so thankful for the way God protected our family and even others that could have been around us.

We ignored the warning signs.  We just did not want to think about repairing a car.  Sometimes when we do this ignoring, we hope it will just disappear.  Our Christian walk can be the same way.  I think of the little quote someone wrote in one of my Bibles inside the front cover:

Sin will keep you from this Book.
This Book will keep you from sin.

God gives us many warnings and guidelines throughout His Word.  We can become overwhelmed with life, with bills (and car repairs) and neglect going to Him.  The warning signs are there- we become unhappy, more irritable, worried about tomorrow.  We are missing God’s directions in His Word, giving us peace, reminding us He’s not forgetting us, giving us promises for that day for that time in our lives.

What cautions AND promises does God want to give you today?  Have you visited His Word?

This week, Amy is hosting “In ‘Other’ Words” on her blog, In Pursuit of
Proverbs 31
. Be sure to visit her site and the links to the other women who have shared on this quote. Then come back here on Friday, for next Tuesday’s new quote for In ‘Other’ Words. Be blessed.



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7 thoughts on “In Other Words: Caution ~ Road Slippery When Wet

  1. I love the little note at the beginning of your Bible. How true! It’s wonderful the ways God works in our lives and protects us – sometimes even from ourselves. Glad all turned out well with the car. AVA

  2. I’m so glad you and your family are safe. I can’t tell you how many warning signs I have ignored over the years, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t been looking for them as much as I should. My eyes are wide open now! Praising God for His Word, which is filled with warning signs and examples set before us. Excellent post, Loni. That little quote in your Bible is precious!

  3. Hi there! I’ve visited your bog a couple times before. I’ve always loved the visit and especially the writing inspiration found here. This is the first time I’ve left a comment. oh, well I think I entered a free give away comment, so, let me not tell a lie (blush, Lol!)

    Thanks for posting this incident you experienced.
    I really needed to hear (read) this post.
    I need to stop ignoring something SIMPLE that I need to do, and just ‘buck-up’ and do it!
    and do it :O)

    Blessings to you and yours,

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