I was thinking the other day about the “Driver Assist” option on my Corolla. It’s kind of cool.  It’s not quite a self-driving car, but it is close. 

With the Lane Departure Warning system in place, if (or in my case when) you drift outside your lane, it will nudge you back in, not just beep and warn you, but actually nudge you back to where you are safe.  And if that happens enough, the car will suggest that you stop for a coffee.

If you set the adaptive cruise control, it will slow you down if you approach a car driving slower than you and then increase your speed again when you pull out to pass.  And because I’m a preacher and think in metaphors, I thought how much driver assist was like allowing the Holy Spirit to have control in your life.  A nudge here and there to slow you down or keep you on track. 

But the reality is that I can turn off the driver assist or choose to ignore it.   In the same way a Christian can choose to ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and there are consequences in both cases.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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