“He is the one who by his power made the earth.
He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place,
by his understanding he spread out the heavens.
When his voice thunders, the waters in the heavens roar.
He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons.
He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain.
He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it.”
If He spoke the universe into existence (Gen 1:1ff), and if Jesus calmed the storm simply by rebuking the wind and waves (Luke 8:22ff), or God raised Jesus to life after three days in the grave, why is it so hard to believe that He can control all things?
We believe in due diligence as we live our life on the road by taking care of our resources to the best of our ability, then trusting God for the rest. Such was the case this past weekend as Bruce checked the torque on the bolts that hold our trailer securely to the truck as we move from ministry opportunity to ministry opportunity. This also included greasing and lubing various parts of the hitch.
Will this totally eliminate failure? No. We live in a fallen and broken world. However, we do believe that it will reduce the probability of failure. But what about those times when we’ve done due diligence and things still fail; what do we do then?
This happened last week with our refrigerator. We try to maintain it as best we can. This includes defrosting the freezer on a regular basis and not overloading it. When we noticed it was not cooling as it should, we saw that it needed defrosting (RV refrigerators work differently than residential types). A day after defrosting, it was still not cooling. What now?
We did not know what to do about the fridge at this point without extensive troubleshooting, which is beyond our knowledge base. In this techno age, we took the default position: reboot! We turned the fridge off, cleared the electronics as much as we could, and restarted it. At the same time, we asked the One who is in control of all things to help. We do not know the root cause of the problem, but the fridge has been working great since! Yes, we do believe that He is in control of ALL things, big and small!
Y’all have a wonderful final week in this strange year, 2020. Hopefully, it will be a great concluding week, as you remember that He truly is in control of all things, even if we don’t understand what is happening or why! 🤠 🤗
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Great reminder that He is in control and we can trust Him.
Maybe we need to reboot. Our gas furnace just stopped working in the middle of the night last night. So, the high today is only 49 degrees, guess Wayne might be taking side of RV off today and trouble shooting. It’s always something. Am I being refined? I jokingly say every day, we’re moving to Montana and living off the land and if I die of a ingrown toenail so be it! Well, today……..what will it bring. Maybe we are to cross paths with someone that needs Jesus and without the furnace going out we would not have…….hmmmmm……But God…………! Gail
Wow, sure hope it is something simple to fix (like just needing more propane! 😉 )
Yep, gotta keep that upward focus! As a wonderful East Asian friend of mine once noted when things were not going well: “Cheeks up!” What he meant to say was “Cheer up!” but I liked his rendition better! Yep … But God … 🤠