Divine Lubrication

Renew your mind and transform your thinking while rejoicing in the joy of the Lord, always. Then your gearbox will direct the power of your engine to drive your wheels seamlessly so that you will remain on track with the perfect will of God.

“You are created in God’s image,” I explained to the Bible study group. “God has a triune image, that is, he is a trinity. God is one yet three as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Likewise, you have a three-part character; you are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. The obvious difference between you and God is, God is God and you are not,” I said. “God, in his omnipotence, is able to differentiate himself into three – he is one yet three – one person yet three personages. Your spirit is your inner man, your soul is your middle man and your body is your outer man.”

I then clicked my remote and a picture of the inner workings of a motor car popped up on the screen showing the vehicle’s drivetrain from the engine through the gearbox to the rear wheels. “Notice this car has three parts to its makeup,” I explained. “The engine is where the power resides, the wheels are what touch the ground and move the car. However, the wheels will not function unless the car is in gear. The gearbox is the middle of the drivetrain.

“You are like this car. Your spirit is like the engine, your body is like the wheels and your soul is like the gearbox,” I explained. “Your spirit is renewed by the Holy Spirit when you are born again. He becomes the source of your power. Your soul comprises your mind – your intellect, creativity, will, emotions, etc. Now notice if the car’s gearbox runs dry, that is, if it runs out of oil, it will grind and the wheels won’t turn. Likewise, if your soul – your middleman – runs dry then your life will come to a standstill. Your soul can run dry when you suffer anxiety, fear and negative emotions. Therefore, I say to you today, keep your soul lubricated with the oil of joy. The Lord rejoices over you with singing. The joy of the Lord is your strength. So, keep your gearbox lubricated with the oil of joy so that your wheels will turn smoothly.”

Dear GodTracker, as you desire to track God’s plans for your life, take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. Don the helmet of salvation and take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Renew your mind and transform your thinking while rejoicing in the joy of the Lord, always. Then your gearbox will direct the power of your engine to drive your wheels seamlessly so that you will remain on track with the perfect will of God.

God-tracking is being lubricated by the joy of the Lord.

IT’S ALL IN THE BIBLE. READ ALL ABOUT IT. (NKJV)
Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!
Isaiah 61:1-3,10
Zephaniah 3:17
Nehemiah 8:10
2 Corinthians 10:5
Ephesians 6:17
Philippians 4:4
Romans 12:2

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You can track God’s plans for your life with Dudley Anderson, the author of Tracking the Will of GodThis post is part of Dudley’s weekly GodTracker devotional series. You can also listen to his GodTracker podcast.

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