053. What’s One Easy Way I Can Apply My Faith in Everyday Life?

03 Jul, 2012

God wants us to pray continually. And we always seem to hit stoplights continually.  Which means I tend to yell continuously. But what if we assume that God had us hit these stoplights for a reason? Let’s consider this verse and see how it can apply in traffic…

1TH 5:16 Be joyful always; [17] pray continually; [18] give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

If God calls us to “pray continually”, hitting a red light is a great excuse to put this into practice.  But not only that part of the passage, but the rest of it.  “Be joyful always” and “give thanks in all circumstances”.

It’s not like God didn’t know about how crappy everyone else drives when he commanded that.

How often are we joyful in traffic?  How often do we thank God for hitting a red light?

So what do we do?

We could make red lights a trigger to put this passage into practice – first by making it a signal for prayer. Red light doesn’t just have to mean “stop”, it can mean “stop and pray.”

And when you pray, start off by giving thanks.  And hopefully that changes our attitude in the car so we can “be joyful always” rather than being grumpy in the car.

By putting scripture into practice, we remember scripture more readily and then hopefully allow us to use it in other circumstances, and more often. Our ‘wasted’ time at red lights can be recouped for spiritual growth, and for glorifying God.

Now if my passengers could just stop being such idiots.


1TH 5:16 Be joyful always; [17] pray continually; [18] give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Take Time To Pray: Ask God to help you be sensitive to His desire to hear your prayers continually. Today’s Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

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