Spiritual Tune-up – A 2MefromHim Devotional

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020 | 6 comments

Spiritual Tune-up – A 2MefromHim Devotional

A spiritual tune-up is important for everyone on a regular basis. I hope you enjoy this devotional from 2018 about staying in touch with God daily. I’m enjoying time with our daughter!



2MefromHim Devotional

Spiritual Tune-up

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord. Proverbs 21:31

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Life can often catch me off guard. As one of four sisters and no brothers, I never expected to know anything about cars. However, a husband who traveled a lot and a move to a rural area made it necessary to learn. Cars will run a long time with proper maintenance and tune-ups on a regular basis.

A Spiritual Tune-Up Keeps Me Prepared

I learned to use jumper cables and impressed the neighborhood ladies with my trusty battery charger. When we moved to the mountains I bought myself a combination charger and tire pump, knowing I would sometimes be on my own. I learned to check oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and add the right amount in the correct place. It pays to be prepared.

Life is like my car. I’m less stressed if I know what to do when problems arrive. A tune-up prepares me and increases my confidence, makes me strong, and helps me determine what kind of help I need.

A Spiritual Tune-Up Enables Me to Honor God

One of my great joys is to take my Jeep up trails in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. A problem at 13,000 feet would be very difficult to deal with. The smart thing is to keep my vehicle in a state of readiness to prevent problems.

Emergencies can also take me off guard spiritually. However, reading scripture daily enables my reactions to honor God without stopping to think. It helps me minister to others in their time of need. Praying before I start my day is like a tune-up that fills me with God’s peace and lowers my frustration level. Sometimes I see that God prepared me for something far ahead of time and my confidence in Him grows.

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 Preparation Leads to Victory

Regular tune-ups for my spiritual life enable me to face life with strength rather than weakness and recognize God’s control and timing. Life is easier when a daily tune-up alerts me to what God is doing. Preparation leads to victory.

© Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, May 21, 2015 & January 4, 2018 & September 8, 2020

Norma Gail - AuthorAbout the author:

Norma Gail writes Fiction to Refresh Your Spirit. Her contemporary novels, Land of My Dreams, which won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award, and Within Golden Bands (released May 19, 2020), explore the theme of women whose faith triumphs over trials. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at ChristianDevotions.us, the Stitches Thru Time blog, Inspire a Fire, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 44 years. They have two adult children. To connect with her, you can follow her blog, or join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub, or Amazon.


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  1. Thank you for posting! Loved reading this and I totally agree! “Praying before I start my day is like a tune-up that fills me with God’s peace and lowers my frustration level.” Amen!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Becky! I am so glad you liked it!

  2. Oh yes! I always need a re-start to the new day, and God always has plenty of mercy to get me going! Thanks Norma!

    • I agree! Thank you, April!

  3. Best time of my morning is to spend time alone with God in pray and Bible reading.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment, Marilyn! It’s always such an encouragement!

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