Sometimes when I travel I need to rent a car. Usually I stick with the same company because over many years, their service and experience has proven to be the best.
But this time I was willing to take a risk, because my last rental a few weeks ago from this trusted agency was absolutely horrible.
The entire experience was the worst I’ve ever had.
The whole process was painfully slow, it took forever just to get my car. The car was filthy inside and out.
Dirt was caked on so thick; I couldn’t tell if there was any visible damage underneath it!
The employee never did the standard walk around. The inside aroma reeked like smoke.
Normally, I would have never accepted this mess of a car. But this was the last car they had. So I couldn’t even ask.
They could have washed it. But they decided not to, and gave the excuse that it was too cold outside. It was 45 degrees. They had the worst attitude. So many balls were dropped. I said “never again”.
So, last week, I went out of my comfort zone and tried a new car rental agency. I had no idea what to expect. I never used them before. No one I know even suggested this company. In fact, their name caused me concern. It just sounded extremely cheap.
At the airport, the employee at the check in counter was very nice. The process was efficient. The car was impeccable inside and out. Not a spot on it. It even smelled clean.
What a relief! I was so excited. I felt like I was given a special treat, even though this quality experience was what I was used to.
Forgive Us Father that We the Church tend to treat You like a car rental and call on Your Name only when We need You.
Forgive Us Father that We the Church can have an absolutely horrific experience with the body of believers We belong to and end up with the worst attitude because change is painfully slow process.
Forgive Us Father that We the Church sometimes have dirt caked on Us, so thick that it covers all the hidden damage We have experienced in Our broken lives. And We hope that Others don’t see it.
Maybe We Forgot that You are always willing to wash Us up clean, inside and out, no matter how outside of Your will We are or how cold our hearts may be.
Maybe We Forgot that You, Jesus stepped out of Your comfort zone and gave Us a New Name that not only sounds extremely valuable, but also IS.
Maybe We Forgot that You like to take a risk with Us despite Our mess, You don’t say “never again” when it comes to using Us for Your glory.
With the covering of the blood of Jesus We are impeccable. (Matthew 26:28)
With His sacrifice, God does not see a spot of sin on us. (Hebrews 9:14)
With His love, He would have still chosen You, even if You were the last one.
No balls are dropped. Ever.
Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, India. Each country has Christians that are under intense heavy persecution. Daily Christians are being targeted. For kidnapping, torture, rape, trafficking and death. The need is overwhelming.
Pray the Holy Spirit intervenes in dramatic ways and We in the West will see and hear about amazing revivals there.
This coming Palm Sunday and soon Easter Sunday. Pray the Holy Spirit will find those who have left the church and have been gone for many years. Especially prodigals.
Pray that the Pastors throughout this nation will be bold in preaching the whole gospel, and repentance will take place.
We need to see hearts here in this nation be broken for things that break the heart of God.
Whatever side of the aisle you are on in politics, We are told to pray for our national leaders and elected officials. Find out who Your Congressman is and who Your Senator is and pray for them! (1 Timothy 2:1,2)
HR565 “Save the Christians from Genocide” that it will get out of the Judicial Committee, be voted on, pass in Congress and President Trump will sign it!!!
Sign the petition here if You haven’t already: savechristiansnow.com
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