Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Winsome Wednesday - So How is Your Vehicle Doing?

My lovely sister-in-law, Minky, sent the following to me that she shared with her prayer/inspiration group on her phone.  Now, I am someone who loves cars.  Not to own, although I am fond (very) of my own car (love all the gadgets).  I used to drive on business trips with my dad as a pre-teen as he went around the province servicing cash-registers and we used to play games identifying all the cars.  I have that unusual quirk for a woman, that I can identify most cars (in South Africa), make and model I'll have you know, lol!


I also was short-sighted as a youngster and could not really see into cars very well, as to who was driving, so I tended to recognize people by what they drove and then confirmed who they were by their number plates.  So if the moms are talking about another mom (not in a bad way you understand) at school and I'm trying to identify her, I ask, "What does she drive?"  which most times illicits a response of, "a white car!"  Not very helpful, but you get my quirk right?!

So Minky's encouragement to her prayer group really got to me and I loved the analogy:

"Hi Tracy.  I started a prayer/ inspiration group on whatsapp with my cell group and when I read your status this morning,  it was confirmation!  I have to share this something that is turning and twirling in my rock spider mind. When I got the polo, I was so proud, I want to wash it and keep it clean. I didn't want to park too close to other cars, etc., etc, its like my baby.  But then the thought came to me, my life is like my car and I wrote this and shared it with my Home cell group:

 "One's life is like your car, what you put in is what you get out.  If you wash and polish it, it will not rust and will always shine, and dirt won't stick to it.  If you spot some rust, fix it before your car becomes permanently marked.  If you regularly check your oil and water, your pistons will always run smooth, you won't smoke and, you will not overheat, and you won't blow your top. But if you overheat, start smoking and blow your top, eish!  Big cost to fix the damage. Check your wheel pressure, that you can drive another mile if you have to and make sure the nuts are fastened, that those wheels can't come off  ~  So girls, look after your Car even if it feels like a "Tjorra" (car with personality) some days. Its a free gift, all you have to do is to Fill up with the GOOD quality petrol, oil and water (prayers, positive thinking, gratefulness,happiness laughter, caring...) Pump your wheels and fasten the nuts. Wash it With Jesus shampoo and polish it with His Spirit inside and out, that it can shine. Come on girls, Pump up "da performance".  "



Are you encouraged to spend some time on your vehicle?  As in you?
I hope you are encouraged to do so.

God bless
Tracy



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13 comments:

  1. What I'll have you know is I can't even recognize MY car! My husband has either to point it out to me or I read the plate number!!!! Love the metaphor!!! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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    1. Hi Patsy, lol, it is a great metaphor.
      God bless
      Tracy

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  2. Thanks for the linkup!! I loved your illustration using the cars. Those are really good pictures to demonstrate what you are sharing.

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    1. Hi Judith, I will thank Minky for you, it was not hard to find a pic of a derelict vw, lol
      God bless
      Tracy

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  3. My husband would be very impressed Tracy! He is very passionate about cars, and knows every (well almost!) detail, year and model and of course what's under the hood-ha!

    Great encouragement from your sister-in-law!
    Blessings and a week of joy good friend!
    Denise

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  4. I have just had a good laugh - not in a bad way :) good to see my mom "blogging" to an extent! Thanks for the inspirational msg, sometimes we need little reminders like this.

    P.S - Perhaps I can write a blog for you on how I need a new car and then your followers can all donate to the good cause??? jokes :)




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  5. Thanks for hosting this link up and great car analogy!

    I'm happy to be your newest follower! I'd love it if you could take a second to check out my BRAND NEW BLOG and follow me back :)

    Thanks so much,
    Tyson @ www.uplifting-love.com

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  6. My husband is like you. He's the one in our family who knows who drives what, while I do good to recognize my own car. :-)

    Love the pictures.

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  7. This is such an encouraging post, Tracy!! I love the thought of taking care of myself in such tangible terms.

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  8. I only know whether a car looks good - when my husband and I were dating, he was talking about cars - and every now and then I'd throw in a quote from a beach boy song -" 4 on the floor, 4-13 - it sounded real mean" - LOL - kind of impressed him ---for 5 minutes! LOL Your post made me smile - Wonderful "vehicle" for a wonderful point!

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  9. Tracy, thanks for sharing this! It's such a great visual... and so encouraging!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

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  10. Tracy, this was wonderful. I'm encouraged! Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting a link-up. Blessings to you. Beth

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