The problem is, this is so true.

For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to dothis I keep on doing. Romans 7:19

Check your speed, Ma’am

Best intentions and all, something pulls me off course. Tom gave us the example of the unseen hand that moves the puppet. Don’t you just love it when Tom pulls out the puppetry? He is really quite talented that way. In my case it’s not the hand but the foot that gets me in trouble. The foot on the accelerator. Of my car and my life. I just don’t pay too much attention to how much gas I’m giving it. Then, well, all of a sudden I am over the speed limit. Really, Officer, I had no idea how fast I wasgoing.

Even on Sundays.when I seem always to be running late for the serviceand I know parking will be hard to find.ugh! So many of those streets near church have 35 mph speed limits. And I know there will be Officers there watching for rule-breakers like me.

It occurred to me one day that I could set my cruise control on the speed limit, then take my foot of the accelerator and cruise to church. Now, this is my practice for any of these roads that tempt me. I can’t tell you how freeing this has been. I don’t worry about rushing to get through the lights. Don’t worry about people passing me. Don’t even concern myself with whether there will beparkingwhen I get there. I am totally at ease.

Okay, I am tempted to wave smugly at the nice Officers aiming their radar guns at me when I see them. But so far I have settled for a satisfied grin.

Funny. I have set hurry aside on Sundays simply by engaging the cruise control and fixing my speed within the lawful limit.Now for the pace I keep in the rest of my life. Help! I can’t find “cruise control” in my Bible Concordance anywhere! I expect that’s going to require a bit more than the push of a button.

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