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Live Like That

Posted by on March 3, 2013

Live Like That

I’ve mentioned this a couple dozen times either in my blogs or on Twitter:  I love my church.  I would not be who I am or where I am without it.  I’ve also mentioned the struggle I sometimes go through to find a place to worship on the weekend when I’m not home.  This week I landed in Baldwin, FL at the T/A to do my 34.  Actually, I tried to park Saturday afternoon at a truck stop in Jacksonville.  I thought if I made it there around noon, there would be enough parking at the Kangaroo Express at Exit 22 on I-295.  I was incorrect.  I tried to jockey my wide load into a couple spots but simply could not fit.  Grrr…. I already had a pounding migraine and the frustration of driving back up the road to either the Pilot or T/A just made it worse.

Long story short, unbeknownst to me, the T/A has a Truckstop Ministry there.  Once again, God took care of me.  They held Fellowship Meetings at 11 am and 6:30 pm.  Both chaplains delivered spot-on messages I needed to hear.  I guess I should stop being amazed when that happens :)

I’ve had a fairly rough couple of weeks lately.  As I mentioned in my Thinking Problem blog, it can be difficult to deal emotionally with stresses in our personal life when we are 1800 miles from home.

At different times in our lives, songs have a way of reaching us.  With where I’m at today and some of my non-freight stresses, the song Live Like That by Sidewalk Prophets, really is cutting into my heart.  Rather than me explaining the meaning behind the song, you can read it in the band’s own words.

People pass
And even if they don’t my  name
Is there evidence that I’ve  been changed
When they see  me, do they see you?

When they see me do they see you…ouch.  I have probably caught the ear of a few people walking by my truck if I’m parked when this song comes on.  The question itself at times can really break me down.  What do people see when the see me?  At times I don’t think I really want that answered.

Was I Jesus to the least of us
Was my worship more than just a  song

We can’t just talk the talk.  We need to walk the walk.  As my pastor explains, “Our body has two tongues.  One in our mouth and one in our shoe.”  Which one does the talking for us?

We are all human.  We make mistakes.  God expects it.  If we ask, He will forgive us.  Do we do the same?  Do we have resolve to change and Live Like That?  I try so hard to have my actions point to Christ in the way I conduct myself on the road, at home, the way I date, interacting with people who do not know me, online, on the CB…So everything I say and do, points to you.

Our lives should have a purpose.  What is yours?  What/who do your actions point to?  Are you living for you or does your life have a purpose?  Listen to this song a couple of times and read the lyrics.  How do you stack up to the questions the song asks?

 

Thanks for reading!  Remember…keep the rubber down and the antennas pointed up.

Joshua 1:9

Email me:  eric@bigroadblog.com

 

 

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