September 29, 2014- Holy Honking

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“Those who are observing your testimony are not only watching what you do, but why you do what you do”– Paul Chappell

Recently, I was out of state for a revival meeting.  Leaving my hotel a little late, I realized I would need to hurry if I was going to arrive at the church on time.  As I quickly made my way through traffic, I got behind a “Sunday driver” and it wasn’t even Sunday.  Their slow and leisurely pace competed with the steady and consistent tick of the car clock.  Needless to say, when I found my opening, I quickly swerved around them.  Anxious and frustrated, I lightly tapped on the horn so they would know I was passing them.

You could imagine my embarrassment when I saw their blinker in the rearview mirror.  We both made “rights” into the church parking lot.  Yes, unbeknownst to me, I had just honked at the pastor of the church.  My only consolation was that he was late too.

Of course, we laughed and joked once we got out of our cars; he even said he would honk if my preaching went on too long. Although the lesson was somewhat embarrassing, it was very valuable: my testimony is evident in everything I do.  From driving a car, to buying groceries, to walking in the neighborhood – somebody somewhere is watching my life.  Therefore, whatever I do, I should do it for the honor and glory of God.