Purge The Line

When I was young, bold, and brash, I was my own shade-tree mechanic.  I worked on my car using a book titled, Auto Repair for Dummies.”  I must admit that I learned a lot from the book but I also made mistakes.  One in particular was my first attempt at replacing my brake pads.   When the new pads would not fit into the caliper, I disconnected the brake line and got the pads in place.  There was a big problem however–when I disconnected the caliper, air got into the line.  Despite the pads and caliper being put back in place, the car could not be operated because when air is in the line, the brake pedal will go to the floor when pressed.   Purging the line of air was the only way to make the car operable.

Many in the body of Christ are attempting to move forward but there are areas in their lives that are in need of repair.  Too often we try to make repairs on our own without realizing we need the help of an expert.  I bear witness that trying to operate when sin, guilt, mistrust, and deception are active in our lives, is an accident waiting to happen.  Such things must be purged from our lives by and expert–the Spirit of God.  If you allow God’s Spirit to purge your line of such things, you will find yourself well positioned to move forward.  (For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:13-14)