I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations.  Psalm 89:1

It is good to praise the Lord and to make music to Your name, O most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night.  Psalm 92:1-2

The other day, the “check-engine” lights came on in my van. We got it fixed and the next week, they came back on again. My husband said, “Just ignore them.” Really? What’s the point of having check-engine lights, if you just ignore them? But I did. It seemed fine. The next week, the back door handle broke. Over the phone, the mechanic said that it could be as much as $500! It turns out it was only $200. When we went to pick it up, I saw he had fixed the check-engine lights. But when I put on my seat belt, a completely different light lit up my dashboard!


     When I got to the staff meeting that morning, I was telling my sad story and made a remark: “If I ever write an autobiography, I’ll entitle it: “There’s always a light on in the dashboard of my car.”  Then later, I read the above verses in Psalms.

     The truth is, God has been faithful to me, and implying that I’ve been out there my whole life scavenging on my own is really a slap in God’s face and a besmirching of His character. I had to confess to Him my disrespect in light of these verses.

     What if we cultivated this habit: to regularly talk about God’s steadfast love and help each day? We would rehearse, not everything that went wrong, but everything that God has faithfully provided. Six or seven years ago, I put in my wallet the last four lines of a Bob Carlisle song :

If life should end tomorrow, I’d leave a millionaire, ‘Cause in my heart I’d take with me a life of answered prayer.

     That is my autobiography.


*Will you make a decision to speak of God’s faithfulness more?

Lord, I praise You for Your love, and I celebrate Your faithfulness to me.  Help me to speak of it often. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

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