I’m really not much of a car guy. I hardly know anything about vehicles, but for some reason I enjoy watching vehicle restoration shows. This article is similar to how many restoration projects begin…“Sometimes, custom trucks end up being created by accident because the owner took a truck they never intended on modifying and went crazy with ideas and their checkbook. Alfredo Diaz of Houston, Texas, is one such enthusiast who originally purchased this '04 diesel-powered Dodge Crew Cab dualie to haul parts for his machine shop. The truck was a daily driver until Alfredo bolted up a one-off set of 24-inch wheels. Once the rollers were on and the truck was looking decent, the project snowballed from there, and Alfredo had a show truck on his hands. The dualie has become Alfredo's main extracurricular automotive focus-and with good reason. This truck is used to showcase the machining capabilities of Alfredo's company.” Full article and images of the truck.
This made me think of what Kevin Stensrud mentioned at Ox Strong last weekend. Kevin talked about how our sins have a snowball effect to them. How spiritually we can slowly but surely get farther away from the Lord than we ever imagined. Again, the “How did I get here?” moment of realizing where you were and where you are now.
I know I posted some of these verses and songs yesterday, but really take some time to absorb them into your hearts and minds. What next steps would God have you to take after navigating through these verses and songs?
1 Kings 8:38 (NKJV) states that, “whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel, when each one knows the plague of his own heart, and spreads out his hands toward this temple:”
Judges 17:6 (NLT) In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.
James 1:14-15 (ESV) But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
2 Samuel 11-12:25 (ESV) David's Spiritual Snowball Effect
1 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV) So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
Psalm 1:1 (ESV) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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