Steering Wheel or Spare Wheel?

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare wheel?”
(Corrie Ten Boom)

I was looking up some information on a vintage watch, for my Etsy shop and came across this simple, but thought provoking question from the late Corrie Ten Boom, author and Holocaust survivor, who was also a watchmaker, from a family of renowned watchmakers.

King David knew what it meant to be steered by prayer. In Psalm 25, he prays: “Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:4-5
that’s “all day long”, not now and then.

The whole Psalm continues in this vein. David, though a great king, lived surrendered and devoted to the King of kings. Prayer was the steering wheel of his life, not a last resort after he’d tried everything else.

Isn’t it lovely how the Lord just breaks through the mundane, ordinary things through the day, such as researching an old watch, to speak and remind us to draw near, and KEEP near?

Jill 💜

PS: As always, scripture verses in the post are from Bible Gateway. Mustard Seed Blog has long been a Bible Gateway BloggerGrid member and I highly recommend the Bible Gateway App. Personally, I find the commentaries and original language tools so useful, and it has every version of the Bible I could possibly need – all my study needs in one place. Bible Gateway has recently revamped their site, and it is now simpler to use.
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