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You learn this early in your driving life as a teenager — if you don’t keep your eyes on the road, bad things happen.

Or you don’t keep your hands on the wheel, bad things happen.

It doesn’t matter how good of a knee driver you think you are, trusting your knee to keep you safe for longer than a moment is foolishness.

We’ve all learned these truths along the way, sometimes in painful, costly ways.

The same principle applies in our spiritual lives.

Yes, we can sometimes take our eyes off the straight and narrow for a brief time and not end up in a ditch of disobedience or smashed against a tree of spiritual failure.

But that is going to be a very short period of time because life has curvy roads and crazy/careless other drivers.

And to trust the “knee” of religious habits to guide us through the twists and turns of temptation and turmoil is a recipe for disaster.

Here’s the fact. Whether we’ve driven for 50 years or 50 days, we need to keep our eyes on the road and hands on the vehicle’s steering wheel at all times.

And so it is with our faith. King David wrote about the fact that we’ll never stay on the right road unless we continually CHOOSE to do so.

“Search for the Lord and for His strength; continually seek Him.” (I Chronicles 16:11)

Listen, faithful living is no accident but without it, we’ll experience one crash and burn after another.

Drive carefully, my friend.

As always, I love you

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