day 2703: Oil Changes

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”

Every 3,000 miles. I was taught that was then I was to change the oil in my car.  It was a given and I learned to do it myself and I drained the existing oil and then refilled it with oil I bought at the auto parts store.  And then cars changed.  It was 6,000 or 7,500 miles until the next change and it was hard to do it ourselves with no place to drain or rid of the oil and at the same time convenience oil change stores popped up all over and for less time and a small amount of money, I started taking my cars to the speedy, quick and jiffy places.  And then, I bought cars that only needed the oil changed when taking the car in for service. Now I am contemplating purchasing my first electric car. It doesn’t have oil. GM announced this week that in five years they will be making more electric motors than combustion engines.  The change of the oil, soon to be a thing of the past.

It might be that what we are working on today, will go the way of the oil change. That financial modeling, that construction part, that presentation, that conference, that programming language, that store design, that blog (ha), might all become something of the past.  But, in the meantime, like the oil changes of the past, we have to stay current and diligent to be sure that we are as strong and supported as we can be for what we have in front of us today.  So, I encourage all of us, and myself, to be sure and take the time to heard God’s Word for us today so that we can now live up to being our best for Him in all we do.

Reference: Colossians 3:23 (New Living Translation)

Note: On November 17th in San Francisco, I will be speaking at Cornerstone Church along with Pastor Terry Brisbane to kick off a new series called, “Tightrope Talks”. If you are in town, you are invited, and I would love to see you there. Details are below: