Numbers 11:23, "...Is the LORD'S hand to short? Now you shall see whether MY Word will come true for you or not." When the electricity goes "out" due to a power shortage; we look for alternative power. We use flash lights with batteries, candles and if it is cold we even build crude fires. It doesn't matter if we own a Porsche or a Hyundai, if the battery is dead the cars won't start. All of the "bells and whistles" don't work. Within and around each of us is a realm of power and influence. It can be our family, fellow employees, homeless friends, or someone we will meet today. These people are more influenced by you (even though they don't want to admit it) than the President of the United States, The Pope or Reverend Billy Graham. We are to use this power to help our families, the weak, homeless, widows and Yes; ourselves. Sometimes GOD removes us from these positions if we are trying to use "alternative power sources" in place of HIM. Let me ask you; after the electricity came back on, or you got a new car battery; did you think about it a little longer when you flipped the switch or turned the key? Did you even give Thanks? Maybe today we won't take as much for granted. Maybe just out of the "blue" we will stop and Thank GOD for this special moment. Who knows, maybe someone will be "influenced" by your Thankfulness. After all, you can see the tiniest light from a great distance in the dark.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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