On our last snowmobile trip, our group had the choice to either ride along an active logging road or take a detour that would take us two additional hours to get home. Although we don’t like to snowmobile on a snowless road, we chose this option because of the late hour.
I don’t like to drive my sled on the road because I have limited control and I meet additional obstacles like logging trucks.
However, my husband is more concerned about his sled. Without snow, the track can overheat and cause damage to the machine. Snowmobiles need snow to function optimally.
This reminded me of my need for God.
I need Him to help me function optimally and manifest the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Like the snowmobile without snow, I can function without the Holy Spirit but not as well as I can when I’m walking with His help.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22–23, NIV)
(Excerpt from Think Snow Devotional — A Collection of Devotional Writings for Snowmobilers by Kimberley Payne “Running the Roads”)
Kimberley Payne’s writing relates raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire women to live healthier lives that glorify God.
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