Operating Exactly as He Said

>> Saturday, December 17, 2011

I sat in my room writing … fingers flying over the keys. But gradually they moved slower and slower … because they were getting cold. We had just moved into our cold weather season and the heat had only been on a few days. Maybe there’s something wrong with the furnace. But there sure shouldn’t be. We’ve only lived here 18 months. It should last longer than that before breaking. My thoughts continued as the words flowed to the screen.

Later … when my brain was empty and fingers felt frozen … I checked the programmable thermostat. Even though it was in the 30’s outside, the furnace was set for only 55. What’s up with that? Then I remembered that at the end of the cold season last year, when the temperature was no longer as cold … and because our house is so very insulated … I had lowered the temperature setting.

The furnace was operating exactly as I had told it to.

Sometimes life is like that. We are so busy … flying around town running errands … going to work … homework with the kids … even church business … that we don’t realize we are getting cold in our spirit. Gradually we begin to notice our responses to others … responses that seem short and not so sweet.

Life continues, but there is something missing … something that used to feel warm and loving. That’s when we need to check our connection with God. There is one thing for sure. He will always operate exactly as He says He will. If we have lost our warmth, it will never be His fault.

What is your God connection thermostat set for? Sometimes? Maybe tomorrow? After the holidays? Or today … and every day?

Check it out.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 (NIV)


Marijo (Mary Jo) Phelps December 18, 2011 at 8:17 AM  

I knew it! Past time for a LONG quiet time! THANKS!

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