YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION

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YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION

Post by Brenda Pike » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:49 pm

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YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION


"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will
abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and
things taught by demons. Such teachings come through
hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared
as with a hot iron."1

Some time ago I read the following story in Focus on
the Family magazine about a man who bought a car that
had replaced warning lights with spoken instructions
from a woman.

In a soft voice, his little woman, as he called her,
would say, "Your door isn't closed properly." "Your
key is still in the ignition." "Your seat belt isn't
fastened properly."

On one occasion, he recalled how the voice of his
little woman said, "Your fuel level is getting low."

The driver thanked her and, figuring he had sufficient
fuel to take him fifty more miles, ignored the voice
and kept driving. Soon his little woman repeated,
"Your fuel level is low." The longer he drove, the
more his little woman repeated her warning.

Getting frustrated, he stopped his car, searched under
the dashboard, and found the appropriate wires. One
quick jerk and his little woman was silenced.

Imagine the look on his face when, a few minutes
later, his car sputtered and jerked to a
standstill--out of fuel! One could almost imagine a
grin on his little woman's face!

We all have a little voice within. It's called
conscience. It can get very annoying at times, too.
Sometimes we "pull its wires" and, too late, we
discover we are "out of fuel."

One danger, when we ignore the voice of our conscience
and don't live according to our convictions, is that
our mind experiences what counselors call "cognitive
dissonance." That is, mental disharmony. Because this
is too uncomfortable to live with, we switch off our
conscience.

When we do this often enough, our mind not only
switches off the voice of conscience, but turns up the
volume on the voice of rationalization and
justification.

The sad fact is that if we don't live the life we
believe, we end up unhappily believing the life we
live. The Bible calls this having a seared conscience.
It is a dangerous and self-destructive path to follow.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to realize
the danger of switching off the voice of conscience and
justifying what I want to do. Please help me to live
the life I believe--a life that is lived in harmony
with your will and your Word. Thank you for hearing
and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name,
amen."

1. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NIV).
A sample of Daily Encounter by Dick Innes


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Re: YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION

Post by Hope » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:08 am

Brenda,
This is so good and so True! I have ingored that little voice before and was sorry that I did! Thank you so much for this reminder!
God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION

Post by Pokey's Heart » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 am

An awesome post, Brenda!
"I can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13

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Re: YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION

Post by Brenda Pike » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:52 pm

EVA, GLAD YOU LIKED THE ARTICLE. YES, THAT LITTLE VOICE IS A WISE VOICE, IF WE'D ONLY LISTEN. GOD BLESS, LOVE BRENDA

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Re: YOUR KEY IS STILL IN THE IGNITION

Post by Brenda Pike » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:55 pm

THANKS POKEY, THIS ONE SURE HITS HOME, DOESN'T IT? JUST WALKS ALL OVER OUR TOES. :) HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. LOVE BRENDA

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