“So last weekend I was out with the kids and decided that I would get a wreath to put up this Christmas. No big deal, just throw some lights on it, plug in and go. Easy enough.
Except in my life, nothing easy is…well…easy.
See, I had forgotten that the exterior outlet was part of a circuit of outlets in my house that stopped working a few years ago. In the past it had really been more of an inconvenience than anything else. I’ve gotten used to seeing extension cords in my living room. However, running cords out the front door all night just didn’t seem like a great option.
I’ve tried several times to fix the problem. All of the receptacles have been replaced and are wired correctly.
This weekend I decided that I was going to have to break down and call an electrician. I’ve been avoiding that because my service panel is very old and will need to be replaced. Also, as codes have changed, I am afraid that a large portion of my house will need to be rewired. But I’ll do it. I should call someone before I set up the Christmas tree in front of a useless outlet and plug the lights into an extension cord running to the next room.
Flash forward to this evening. I got home from work and walked up to the front door. I stopped and looked at the unlit wreath hanging beside it and just thought, “God, it would be great if you could just turn the power on.”
I plugged in the wreath…..and it lit up my porch! All of the other outlets are working as well! I found myself chuckling (which is kind of weird when you’re the only one in the house) and thinking, “Well, that was way too easy!”
This event just made me realize that there are so many times that I haven’t thought about going to God with my simple problems. It’s easy to pray for someone when they’re sick or struggling through life/death issues, But if I don’t trust him with my minor problems, how in the world could I trust him with those majors?
He has a subtle way of teaching me these things.
Or maybe he just likes Christmas Lights!!
Btw, if any of you are electricians, I will be calling someone out.”
Electrical outlets seem mundane, don’t they? Why would God even care about something so trivial? Well, God is love. Love cares whether it’s something big or something small.
Hearing about God’s mundane miracles in the life of my friend fills me with hope!
God is nearer than we know! He’s always with us, we just have to reach out and ask.
It’s like that sometimes. We have to put our heart’s needs into words. It’s OK to ask for what you need. Whether it’s something minor or major.
God wants to be involved in every facet of your life, even your sexual intimacy.
If you are struggling with sexual intimacy, whether it is physical low libido or emotional disconnection which results in low libido, ask God to be involved. Ask him to, ‘turn on the lights,’ and show you the next step on your personal path of growth.
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