And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
— Hebrews 11:6
Missionary Herbert Jackson and his family had just arrived on the mission field and were assigned a car that wouldn’t start without a push. So he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some of the students out of class, and had them push his car off. Away from home, he would endeavor to park on a hill or leave the engine running.
This worked for two years, when the Jackson family was forced to leave because of ill health and a new missionary came to take over their work. He was telling the new missionary about the problem with the car.
“Dr. Jackson,” the missionary explained as he looked under the hood, “I believe the only trouble is this loose cable.” He gave the cable a twist, then got in and started the car right up. Jackson was astonished… after two years of pushing and coasting, only a loose connection kept him from having a properly functioning car.
Many times in the Christian life, it’s the smallest things that keep us from experiencing God to the fullest. Whether it be an old habit or a reluctance to obey God, it can cause you to miss out on God’s best. Don’t live life with a loose cable. Submit to God and experience His best for you!
Pray now and ask God to show you the ‘loose cables’ in your life that are keeping you from experiencing Him to the fullest.
Questions for Thought
Why do you think many people allow the little things in life to keep them from fully submitting to God?
Can you think of an area in your life where you can begin submitting to God today so you can enjoy Him to the fullest?