About now you may be saying Robby what in the world does this have to do with cars… I am glad you asked… Because this principal is tremendously powerful when you think about it. Do you know a good mechanic or is it far more valuable for a good mechanic to know your car intimately.. If you are blessed with a good mechanic who knows your car intimately, they anticipate needs, they recognize symptoms more than anything they care because they are invested in your cars health…So how do you get that kinda thing going for your car…we will talk about that today…How do you find a good Mechanic????
#1 Prayer: Don’t wait till something blows up before you pray. God, being not unlike a good earthly father, loves to hear from you and wants to help. One of the best ideas I have ever heard was to share this prayer request with your Sunday School Class. Not only do you get the whole class agreeing with you and God that you need a good Dealership/ Mechanic or Shop to work with, but many times the Lord will lay it on the heart of one of the members who that Dealership/Mechanic or Shop should be and they come and share it with you.
#2 Ask A Parts Person: Parts people see the results of a good mechanic or a bad one because they see the parts they return and can tell whether they’re guessing or not. They also know which cars they love to work on which is a huge clue.
Mechanics like doctors have there specialties and sweet spots, the parts guys know what they work on by the parts they get….
Great mechanics come to the parts counter like the nurses know a great surgeon, (nurse I need six cc’s of methyl triglyceride Stat!!) no question they know what they are doing, so just like the nurses know the great doctors, parts people know the great mechanics. So go to the dealership parts department and ask who has been on the parts counter the longest, then ask him or her who is the best mechanic on the type of vehicle you have. A great diesel mechanic is not usually also the best on small cars. Dealerships tend to have the best talent because they provide the best training, benefits and the most money. I’m telling you how to get the best not the cheapest. Training is a big factor because, “if you think education is expensive, try ignorance”
The same strategy works for finding an independent mechanic. Go to a parts store that caters to mechanics wholesale usually NAPA or CarQuest, not AutoZone or someplace like that that sells retail. Again, ask for the person who has been there the longest and then ask them who the best mechanic in the area is for the type of vehicle you have. Once again the parts guy has dealt with all of them and the parts person knows who knows what he is doing.
2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
The more I studied the more I could see that perhaps I had this backward… Perhaps my knowledge wasn’t the important thing but Jesus’ knowledge of me.. To be known in a biblical sense if extremely intimate and according to Matthew 7:23 essential to everlasting life.
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
The Place that stunned me with this understanding this week is in Revelation both to the 5th Church, (Revelation 3:5,6) and at the opening of the 5th seal (Revelation 6:) white robes were handed out. I kept pondering the requirements to receive these and what that may have to do with the fifth spirit of God, Knowledge….. Then it hit me, it’s not my knowledge, it’s Jesus’. When Jesus knows us in the Biblical sense we become His Bride and we get the Robes.
The depth of this is beyond me and how all the dots connect between the seven spirits of God and all that is the Throne in heaven, but to be sure it won’t be my knowledge of Jesus that counts… The question will be does Jesus know me. Have I opened my heart to Him? Am I his bride?….