Thursday, February 3, 2011

What's In Your Boot?

No, not that kind of boot. Think...British.

Yeah, that's the one. What's in your boot?

Here's my guess:
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Snowchains, perhaps?
  • Spare tire
  • Trusty can of Fix-a-Flat...
  • ...and if you're anything like me, artifacts from recent (or long past) road trips.

Have you ever been caught without one of these things when you needed it? I was thinking last night (a dangerous pastime, I know!). It's not enough to simply know where to obtain these items if needed. It's not enough to file the location of the nearest auto parts store safely away in your mind.

 When the tire blows, or the blizzard captures you on the windy mountain road, it won't matter that you know where Kragen is. You'll go rushing to your trunk and heave a sigh of relief when you see your beloved bullet-point list items (above), tucked away when the skies were blue and the tires were full, for such a time as this.

In life, we never know when we'll be harpooned or waylaid or or bombarded. We're beckoned to be prepared (2 Timothy 4:1-2) in and out of season. Yes, it's glorious that we know where to run when the storms hit us, and the Bible is always waiting, offering the promised direction and refuge.

We're called, though, to be prepared, to "fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds" (Deut. 11:18). Join me in loading our "boots" with words of truth for when those storms come?

Further reading and amazing resources for where, how and why to begin:


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