The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night" (Psa.1:2).

Have any of you driven a car with a "standard transmission?" You know... A "stick shift." As I was growing up, all of our cars were stick shift and that's how I learned to drive. My frugal dad had this little thing he did to save fuel. About a mile from our home was a bridge/hill over a railroad tracks. On the way down the hill, he would reach the unthinkable speed of 50 mph and then put the car in neutral. Unfettered by the drive gears, the car would coast almost all the way home... If you promise not to tell anyone, when I go over that bridge by myself in my pickup truck, I do the same thing.... There are many times in our day that we are unfettered by the drive/gears of life, and our minds are in neutral. They are the times when activities and obligations do not require us to think about anything in particular. I am thinking about my quote from Richard Sibbes that I used in yesterday's devotional... "What the heart likes best, the mind studies most..." Neutral times are perfect ones for our minds to be delighted by the law of the Lord and meditate upon it. A person who finds himself meditating on the Lord only when forced to, is lying if he says that his spiritual life is his most pressing concern. Lets take this one logical step further. Our conversation emanates from what our minds are dwelling on, so, how often is it sprinkled with talk about the Lord? If we say "not much," what does that tell us? As Christians, our conversation should naturally gravitate toward spiritual stuff. What we truly are, as people of God, are what we think and talk about... Lets be sure that the Lord is always included....

Have a great day... Go about doing good.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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