Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Avoiding Power Failures

It was a dark and stormy night...which left us without power yesterday morning.  Being a rainy morning it was dark in the house.  Too dark to sit at the kitchen table and try to have my quiet time.  No internet, no cup of tea, no heat.  It was a good morning to just linger under the warm covers.  So that is exactly what we did.

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I was thinking this morning about our own personal power failures when we do not spend the time we need with the Lord.  In my read through the Bible this year I am currently in Genesis.  I arrived at the portion of Scripture that related how Abraham's servant finds a wife for Isaac.  Abraham tells his servant, "He (the Lord) will send His angel ahead of you, and He will see to it that you find a young woman to be my son's wife."  -Gen. 23:7b, NLT  When the servant responded with doubt about his success, Abraham reaffirms his statement, "The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you and make your journey a success." -Gen 24:40a, NLT

Abraham knew where the power for success in this mission lay- it was in God alone.  God was not some stranger to Abraham, he spent a great deal of time with the LORD.  Through that relationship He had come to trust the LORD and God had even commended Abraham for his faith.  The success of whatever I do, be it writing a blog, leading a Bible study, raising a family--whatever my "mission"-- it is vital that I am connected to the power source.  Me without God is like my house without power, everything looks fine, but nothing works.  I want my light to shine when the switch is flipped.

Grace, Peace, and Mercy,


Jenny said...

Oooooh, Well said!!!!! :)

GrammaGrits said...

Good words for us in this new year. I'm doing a chronological read-through this year for the first time, so I'm in Job. Started a Beth Moore study on James last night, and she said something that I knew was from the Lord straight to my needy heart. Blessings!

Deb said...

Thanks Jenny! From one writer to another it means a lot.

Deb said...

GrammaGrits- I think you are going to love the chronological read-through. I did that a couple of years ago and it was really interesting to see all the connections I had missed in the past.

I have not done the James study with Beth Moore- one more to put on my list for someday.
Blessing to you too dear friend!