Thursday, September 29, 2005

Car Inspections

Well, it's September 29th. Beverly's car inspection is due this month. I don't like waiting until the last minute, so I'm going to get it done today rather than on the 30th.

I guess it's a good thing that the state requires car inspections. Not only does it protect others from me, but it also protects me from others. While I want to know that my brakes pass inspection, I'm glad to know that the person tailgating me had to pass as well.

But you know what? I need a regular inspection, too. I need to have my heart checked for things that cause it to misfire. I need to make sure my coolant is still in check. I need to make sure that my feet will brake and not go where they should not. I need to make sure that my headlights (eyes) are properly aligned. I need to make sure that my cruise control keeps me within the limits.

Big difference: I need it daily. If I had an inspection only once a year, I would be in horrible shape! I get out of alignment in hourly incriments -- not annual ones.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting -- Psalm 139: 23-24.


Beverly Ross said...

Great analogy! What great thoughts! Thanks for being a servant husband and getting my car inspected for me. I know I am spoiled! But you know what really spoils me! Your desire to have your heart inspected - your desire the be the kind of man God finds delightful! I join Him!

Jeff said...

I like the thoughts. I certainly need inspection and usually need some work done to fix the problems. I wish repairs on my car were prepaid so I could just send it in and have it fixed and that be that. How blessed I am that my repairs are prepaid. Jesus has His blood on file to pay my repairs. What a wonderful savior.

Carmen said...

I am just glad I can't receive a citation for my "spiritual inspection sticker" being out because unfortunately I would get way too many tickets.

Thanks Rick for this message and all the others. Thanks also for being a part of our family here. I know in the little time that we have been together you and Beverly have already had a great impact on my life.

Thanks again and God Bless You All

Phillip Ritchey

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder about those car and heart sticker often run out before I even know it!
Isn't it amazing that God who CREATED our hearts will CONTINUALLY examine and ALWAYS knows our thoughts, hearts, and offenses....YET, He STILL leads us into His everlasting way--- UNBELIEVABLE!

jenny biz said...

Thank goodness it is David's responsibility to get the inspection done and pass it. If I go to Hell it will be his fault