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Wax on, Wax off

By Pastor Phillip Howle

web posted January 27, 2016
RELIGION-- My favorite pajamas that I ever had were my Karate pj’s when I was a little boy. They were awesome, complete with a black belt that I did not have to earn. I tried passing off my black belt skills to my buddies on the “Mill Hill." All I got was a black eye. But what fueled my childhood love of karate was the movie “The Karate Kid.” Amazing movie, Ralph Macchio, the Karate Kid and I share the same birthday, November 4th. Furthermore, my Intermural Basketball team was named the Ralph Macchio Fan Club.

All that aside however, as I need to share a lesson that Daniel learned from Mr. Miyagi. Daniel was tired of being bullied so he asks help from Mr. Miyagi. Now Daniel was expecting some rigorous "This is how you punch, this is how you kick" training from the get-go, but instead Miyagi tells him to do various chores, and shows him the precise ways he wants those things done.  After painting the house, painting the fence, sanding the decks and waxing a small fleet of classic 1940s cars, Daniel was ready to quit, believing he was being used as a slave.

Mr. Miyagi then demonstrated that those chores were to build up strength and muscle memory of how to perform various blocking actions, as well as testing how much patience he had. Then Miyagi showed Daniel how to punch, kick, etc. The Wax On Wax Off was helping him learn to circle block punches! The Paint the Fence was teaching him to block up and down. The sand the deck was teaching him to block kicks.

You see, Daniel was growing and developing, even though he was not aware of it. He thought his teacher was cruel and using him, but in reality he was developing his skills so he could win in the 1984  All-Valley Karate Championship!

In our lives, God is always working and growing us in ways that we often times fail to see. James 1:2-4 says that “2 brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

So the trials in our lives right now may appear that God has forgotten us however, He is actually using our troubled trials to make us complete and have a strong enduring faith. The hardships of life will make Cobra Kai’s, Johnny Lawrence, look like a chump! We don’t need to Crane Kick them in the face, we need to look back to Jesus who has already won our victory, stay strong, and we will be amazed at how Jesus' transforming us when we come through victorious in our battles!

 







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