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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

This week I had to drive to Ft. Wayne to visit someone in a hospital. All the way down I-69 other cars were spraying slush up onto my windshield. When I sprayed the windshield washer fluid up onto my windshield, only fluid from the passenger side came out. The wipers cleaned the passenger’s side window just great, but only smeared my side even worse.

Apparently, some debris has clogged the driver’s side tube obstructing the flow of fluid. Now, I wonder how long that was the case. I haven’t used that fluid since mid-summer, I suppose. If we don’t need it, we don’t waste it, right? So when I really needed it, it wasn’t working.

Routine maintenance is needed in our automobiles, furnaces, and lawn mowers. Whatever has working parts needs routine maintenance.

How is the maintenance on your spiritual life? Is it working like you want or is something clogged? You only notice its clogged when you use it and need it. Worldly debris can get wedged in there somewhere and we need to clean it out.

What’s clogged in your life?

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Marriage Madness

For the next couple of weeks we’re talking about Marriage Madness and I will be sharing some things that will, hopefully, help in your relationships. For example, when properly maintained, a car these days is often good for 200,000 miles.

However, it may run great for 212 miles and then it begins to chug, chug, chug. You see a red light and the “empty” gauge, but don’t get the picture. You are ready to trade it in for a new model when all it needed was some gasoline – a refill at the gas station.

In the same way, your marriage is humming along and the things are going well, but chug, chug, chug, and you say, “I need to trade this thing in on a new model.”

In reality, you need a refilling of the Holy Spirit who can help you “Submit one to another in the fear of the Lord.” A husband submitting to his wife does not abdicate his responsibility of leadership in the home, but he helps bear her burdens and sacrifices his own desires for what helps to fulfill her needs while she is doing the same for him.

Marriage is a partnership with distinctive roles. Keep your marriage well maintained and full of the Holy Spirit.

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