"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"
- Corrie ten Boom
The spare tire; that indispensable, crucial solution that’s tucked away and rarely called upon. It’s there if you need it, but often taken for granted and forgotten about.
We can’t treat the steering wheel the same way. We have to grab hold of it and trust in its ability to safely navigate our path. We must be intentionally engaged with it if we expect any good result.
Steering Wheel or Spare tire?
Prayer can be one or the other. So can the Lord, Christ Jesus. We can’t travel on this life’s journey without both prayer-hands on the wheel. It’s an intentional effort as Christ-followers.
THE UPPER ROOM PRAYER ASSEMBLY
SATURDAYS, 6:00-7:00 AM
Corrie Ten Boom was born on April 15, 1892 in Haarlem, Holland and was the youngest of four with two older sisters and one older brother. Her family owned a watch shop, and were apart of the Dutch Reformed Church. During WWII she, with her family, used their home as a refuge for Jews and a center for the Dutch Resistance until February 28, 1944 when she was discovered and arrested along with 30 other people. She with her sisters, father, and brother were sent to Scheveningen Prison for a short period of time. In September Corrie and Betsie were sent to Ravensbruck where they secretly held religious meetings for the inmates. In December she was released due to administrative errors. Upon release she created special homes for survivors and disabled people teaching them about hope and forgiveness. In 1945 she started to travel around the world sharing her story. By the end of her life she visited over 60 countries. In 1983 she died on her 91st birthday in Placentia, California.