Well, not this house, but you gotta use the photos you can find. But, here I am, back at my Mother’s house again. God smiled on me and instead of me ending up in Texas for 2+ weeks, I am doing my annual training with the National Guard about 30 minutes from my home town. That allows me to stay at her house, try and get some work done on sorting through my parents things to get ready for an estate auction. So, that is a good thing. Now, sometimes, it kind of is a little upsetting, I get to missing them and all, but while there is some bitter, there are so many, special, wonderful memories from marvelous times spent with loved ones in this place. So, I have the happy memories to shift my focus to and that helps a lot. I also find some interesting things at times. My mom loved gadgets. She sometimes liked some of them so much she had to get one for all the kids but forget where she put them and now I sometimes find duplicates of things. It gives me a smile thinking about her being that way. Some of them are kind of neat, today I came across a crank up radio, still in the package. One of those emergency, in case the power goes out sort of radio with weather stations and such in addition to the normal stations. You crank it a few times to get it charged, it works a while, then will eventually need cranked again to get more power.
As I was messing with the radio a little bit ago, I got to thinking how our faith is a lot of times like that, no matter what, we sometimes need recharged. But, the marvelous thing about faith is all one needs do is pray, study in the Bible a little, listen to some Christian music, go to church. A lot of ways to recharge ones spiritual batteries. But, the magnificent thing about it all is that our spiritual power source never goes out because of storms. In fact, the power available to us in those times of emotional or spiritual storms actually delivers more power, we just need to plug in to the power of Jesus and bang, things get better. Oh, the troubles may or may not go away, but they sure are easier to deal with when Christ is by our sides!
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:79
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
I especially like the last one, strength is like power, and when our power is drained, our batteries are weak, His strength is made perfect, and He will then strengthen us. What a glorious God we serve!
Lord, I worship You and glorify Your name. I thank You for being our power and our strength when we are weak. That we have an eternal power source available, all we need do is to worship, praise, pray to You and You give us all the power and strength we need. I ask You to continue Your work in me, strengthen me to continue Your work. Give me the words, and the wisdom with which to use them. Show me Your will and Your plan for my life. I pray You work in the hearts of loved ones to draw them to You, show them Your plans for them as well. I thank You for all the blessings and mercy.
Thanks so much for reading my blog. Some messages are a little simpler, but in some ways, the simple ones really show me a lot of things I know, but somewhat forgot. I hope someone else gets a blessing from this and want to remind you all to be a blessing to someone, every chance you get.