Wagon Wheels

As many of you already know, I love word pictures. They make a lot of sense to me. So, I am going to ask you to picture a covered wagon bumping down a rutted mud road.

The wagon is our lives, and we are in the wagon. The road is the world and situations we go through. The wheels are Joy, Peace, Trust, and Surrender. For the wagon to go ahead, it must lean upon the wheels entirely. And the wheels have no purpose if they are not connected to the axle, the thing upon which everything turns. The axle, then, is Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of you and me. When we let our lives rest on God, the wheels which hold us up are those of joy, peace, trust, and surrender. Without one of the wheels, we cannot move. If we do not surrender, we will not have peace. If we do not trust, we cannot have joy. Mud that clogs our wheels comes off from the world and the situations on the road…..it doesn’t affect the axle, but it can affect the wheels. Some examples of mud include: bitterness, ungratefulness, anger, arrogance, and negativity. Only the Lord can clean us up. When the axle spins quickly, the mud flies right off. So let God work at His full pace, and stop getting in the way! 🙂

*(Special thanks go to my author friend Alec, who helped me create this analogy a few months ago in an email. He’s another word-picture fanatic. Should you care to read his thoughts, stop by http://alittlebitofnothing-willy.blogspot.com/.)

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Published in: on March 16, 2009 at 8:31 pm  Comments (4)  

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Nice Update!

  2. Oh yes!
    We always try to fix things ourselves–we’re actually just sinking further into the mud!
    Thank you for this incredible reminder! 🙂

  3. Man, I love your word pictures! Thank you! And thank you for this reminder!!!!

  4. I didn’t know there was another wagon nut out there besides me. Come visit my blog and see what you think.


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