Saturday, October 5, 2013
Our Wise County Electric Co-op has a good website for keeping customers updated. They also have good customer service representatives to handle our calls. For just less than three hours Friday, a blown fuse disrupted service along the lines marked in red. In today’s world, in a total electric home, that lack of power changes how things are accomplished – and some things do not get accomplished.
Whether nuclear, coal, gas or wind generated, with the connections, power doesn’t get to where the work can be done.
Our bodies operate along those same lines. We need fuel to keep our brains, our circulatory system and other organs all connected, all functioning. Without that, we have no power to utilize.
We fuel power plants – electrical and bodily – with specific components that we know work now and have worked in the past. We’re not so sure about the future and the impact on our world.
Too often we neglect the most powerful force available to us – spiritual.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (Mark 11:22-23 KJV)
We doubt. As did this father, we need to admit it:
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (Mark 9:23-24 KJV)
A very sweet lady I know lost a ring that had deep emotional meaning to her. Going over the hours between the last time she knew for certain she had it on and the time it was noticed as missing, she figured one merchandise purchase was the best for its location. Not turned in there, no posting for a reward if returned. She turned to friends for prayer – and we prayed that night. The next day it turned up at her home in a totally unexpected, just as totally inappropriate, place. She rejoiced with her friends:
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. (Luke 15:8-9 KJV)
There is power, spiritual, God-given power, offered to us through faith, and we are given instructions regarding that faith:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(Romans 10:17 KJV)
Best way to hear it is from a good preacher reading out of God’s word, expounding on what he’s learned, teaching us to learn more on our own. Pick up your Bible. Find your questions. Ask your pastor, hear and heed. It’s powerful!