Finding the perfect place: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

On most of the vehicles I have owned and driven, (45+ years worth), the heater adjustment has been a sliding lever, hot to the right and cold to the left.

They have all shared the same condition. 

It is impossible to adjust to a comfotable temperature.  It is either way too hot or chilling cool.

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You carefully bring the lever to the that area, the place, where you know, it will be the perfect temperature.  (The pleasant place, a place of rest, peace and comfort). 

Suddenly, it no longer slides freely. 

There is an area, a place on this sliding scale, (1/4″ long), that you have to muscle through.

It is impossible to put that lever in the spot you long to find.  You drive forever, too hot, too cold, too hot, too cold. 

There is no peace.  No rest.  No joy to be found.   It is a fact.  Accept it.  It is impossible to reside in, to live in, that perfect place. 

In my vehicles, that is my lot in life.  Not so in Christ.

A lot of us, seem to have the same problem, in our Christian walk.  Finding that perfect place, where we know God wants us, and will use us.

We long to reside in that place, but cannot find it.  We are either too hot, (trying too hard), or too cold, (not trying at all).   We do not understand how to muscle through to this perfect place.  That is because it is a secret place.

Psalm 91:1-3
King James Version (KJV)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

We can live in the secret place by Departing from evil.
Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Seeking the Lord:
Psalm 105:4
Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

If we seek Him we will find Him:
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Quit seeking where you should be, what you should do, the things that you desire.

The secret of living in the secret place is:
Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The secret of the secret place is:
The Lord will can use you, right where you are.
The Lord can use you, flaws and all.
The Lord loves us, even when we miss the mark.

Amen and Amen.

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                (My Dad and brothers work)
Seek the Lord.
James 1:8
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 4:8
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

So simple and impossible to do.  Lord, please bring me to this place, where I seek only You.

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Know you are loved.
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2 thoughts on “Finding the perfect place: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. This was wonderful and i only wish that I was around to see the real thing in the parade itself way back when. The car gave joy to so many as this inspiration that you wrote . I found joy in it as i read it slowly to carefully get my full meaning of it. thank you for sharing this and also the picture as it was nice to see it as i know some of the people.

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