I ride to work everyday, even when I dont have work I am usually on the bike. I can safely say that Indian roads are to be experienced and learned.
Breaking a traffic signal is of no value today. It only costs 100 Rs to get away. Lesser if you want to bribe the official.Trust me, the only time you will NOT consider breaking it , is if you seen cops right in front of you or you have seen too many cops on that particular day to keep you alert.
Im not saying that I dont ever break signals. But I dont do it anymore. And if you catch me doing it, slap me.
I’ve noticed this. If everyone else is breaking the signal you will too even if you aren’t a regular at it.It is very easy to go with the flow. “Why are you doing it? I dont know. Because everyone else is.” For some it doesnt even matter if there are cops, they run away.
Its very difficult to stop at the signal when everyone else is breaking it. Even more to do so before the white line which is drawn before the zebra crossing.
But when you DO stop, you’ll witness a miracle. Don’t bother about the fool honking behind you to get you to break the signal. Wait for the signal to turn green. Suddenly you will see motorists stop too. Why? Cuz one of them saw you do it. And then everyone starts to stop for the signal.
My point is this- If a normal action of following normal logical laws can influence others to do the same, HOW MUCH MORE when you start living for Jesus Christ. How much more when you show Jesus in your life. Dont break God’s laws. Be an example to others.
So are you ready to make a difference today? Start with a smile.
Yesterday we had a mighty time in prayer. The angles of God were kept busy all night. Also while waiting upon the Father I suddenly realised that I wasn’t right with him. God wasn’t attracted to my praises. I felt empty and asked what the matter was. This has been going on for a long time. And God spoke that if one has to come into God’s presence one has to be Holy. For He is a Holy God. If I want God to show up when I stand or talk I need to be Holy. For He is the Holy one enthroned on Israel – Psalms 22v 3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.
Shannon helped us see these points.
- Consider this Hebrews 12:v14-Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
- Psalms 22v 3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.
- Mathew 5:v8 God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him!
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society
Psalm 24( A Psalm of David)
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
who do not worship idols
and never tell lies.
5 They will receive the Lord’s blessing
and have a right relationship with God their savior.
6 Such people may seek you
and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.
New Living Translation (NLT)Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.
So I’m going to be Holy and Pure for God. So that I can serve the master at all times. And at this reminded me of something The Lord had commanded me to observe and to do a long time ago. To be true, I have neglected that command. But I have repented and given my word to God that I shall start again.