I do not think our car needs to sound like that. So had to bring the car to the shop. It drives well, but I think it’s going to need new brakes. As a matter of fact, the last time I did a car inspection, they told me that I might have to look at getting new brakes soon. So that coffee making noise is the sound of metal rubbing on metal because I need new brakes.
So, the new brakes are in, and the car does not sound like a coffee maker and it is back to driving smooth and quiet. Just like new!
Sometimes we all need some kind of repair. Now I’m not talking about the physical repairs as we age that our body goes through wear and tear. But I am talking more about repairs of the mind and soul. Being a pastor, I know nothing about physical repairs of the body, but I do know repairs of the mind and soul.
Just think about a car being a great metaphor for your body. Like any car, it needs tune up, checkups, the occasional oil change and other maintenance work. So does your mental and spiritual health as well. Sometimes thinking and doing the same thing over and over isn’t getting the same satisfaction and feeling it did before. In this case maybe a change is needed. Just a little tune up possibly, or even more bold, a replacement of thoughts and behavior.
You know, cars are going to eventually need new brakes, new parts here and there, new tires. Cars are going to need regular oil changes, to replace fluids, and do other things to assure optimal performance regardless of how new or old the vehicle is.
We should think the same way for us. If you feel that what you learned in Sunday school 20 years ago doesn’t fulfil your soul, maybe its good to go deeper in the word of God. You have to think that what once satisfied the soul 20 years ago no longer applies because in the last 20 years you have gone through significant life changes and also society is different, and everything seems to be more challenging now.
It is time for an oil change, or to get something new. I encourage you to dive deep into God’s word. Pray and never worry about what to pray about, even if you don’t know what to pray about. In Romans 8 Apostle Paul tells us that the Spirit intercedes for us in prayer. If you haven’t found yourself going to church in a while or just go sporadically, maybe you might need a change of environment and start going to church roe often, just to change the pattern in your life.
You never know what God is doing in your life and the only way you will know is to get closer to Him.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).