My brother recently told me that Ford stood for “Fix or repair daily.” This is in reference to my pickup’s last two issues (for my further whining, please click here and here). I’m starting to wonder if he’s correct. On Facebook, I even posted this idea of Ford meaning “fix or repair daily” and I had a lot of Ford-haters comment on it (yeah, you know who you are!)Now, I’m not a Ford-hater. In fact, I don’t pick one type of pick-up over the other at all. But I at least want a working one.
Now, this got me to thinking. This being a blog called Spiritual Musclehead and all, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into this. In order to fix or repair something, you need to know what the problem is in the first place. If you’re oil’s leaking, just putting more oil in it every other day isn’t going to fix the problem, just alleviate the symptoms for a while. You need to find the deeper problem.
What about us? What about us human beings. I think we need to be fixed and repaired daily to tell the truth. I’m not okay. That’s for sure. Everyone who knows me knows that as much. And to tell the truth, I really think that we’re all not okay in one way or another.
So, you need to be fixed and repaired. Why? I have a one word answer for you but you’re not going to like it: Sin. There, I said it. I know. I don’t like that word either.
Let me ask you this though: If you’re leaking oil something fierce in your engine, would you keep driving it like everything was okay? Or would you want to have it fixed? In fact, if you say that the oil leaking is going to cause an engine problem, that works for you, but I’m fine just pouring more oil in it. Are you deceiving yourself? If you keep doing it, yes, you can go for a while, but eventually the engine will fail (this is from experience–blew out an engine because of this. Huge stinking hole in it too..not pretty)
So, what do we do? Be fixed and repaired daily. Problem: oil leak. Solution: fix it.
Problem: Sin. Solution: Be repaired
Problem and solution:
If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives…But if anyone obeys Jesus’ word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. (1 John 1:7-10, 2:5)
So what does it mean to confess? And confess what?