TODAY THE WORD is TOOT THE HORN. No, this is not meant, “toot your own horn” which the two phrases have very different meanings. I think in my past, being very honest with myself, I tooted my own horn some (bragged a little). When my life was changed, I try very hard to stay humble and amazingly, life has cooperated with me on that part and kept me humble as a lot of people are going through difficult times both financially and emotionally and I want to count every blessing that we receive and that brings me to the focus of today’s message, “toot the horn”. When animals see or hear a threat to others, they sound the alarm. Different sounds mean different threats. I don’t see mankind making weird noises as the animals do, but we like to toot the horn at others when we see or feel a threat. No one likes to hear a horn blown at them and it usually irritates them greatly…..but they generally move at that sound. Now for the deeper thought…..when things in our lives are not on a smooth road or there are a lot of bumps in relationships whether they are between a husband or a wife, parent and child(ren), friend to friend, co-worker to co-worker, we need to toot the horn. Relationships of all kinds are special and need to be cherished and maintained together. Sometimes, a driver has looked down at something and is not aware that the light changed and even though we usually say, “I am going!” it gets our attention. When we toot our horns in life’s relationships, we need to have a good intention behind it and not anger or spite. Life moves us down the highway at a fast pace, so only toot the horn when it is totally necessary. A few seconds restraint before tooting the horn in life relieves the need for it to be blown at all and we can go on our merry way. Think before you toot your horn, make sure that it is in the best interest of all drivers and have a very happy, safe journey with people you care about! Life’s highway can be a very dangerous route and sometimes, the last time you toot that horn will be the last time that other person drives in this world. Cherish each trip, each laugh, each other!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
1 Thessalonians 5:6
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober
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