Friday, October 28, 2011
I'm Not An Engineer, But God Is!
One of the prettiest things is watching the rain gently fall in the desert cleansing all the foliage and cactus from everyday dust. Rain has been a joy where I live, that is until the rancher across the road leveled her pasture in order to bring in homeless horses that she had a heart to save. This created standing water on our lower property when the rains hit hard. We didn’t know what to do; we’ve never experienced so much collected water in the two decades we’ve lived here. Storms made me nervous wondering if the massive rush of water would reach too close to the house. I have been praying about this a long time. We’re not engineers, but God is. Last weekend, my SIL came out with his backhoe and a plan and dug a narrow pathway to reroute the ferocious water keeping it far from my house. Success! And, it came just in time for our first autumn rainstorm just two days ago.
Oddly, I saw a similar lesson during my study time in Acts 26 and noticed, again, how God engineered a new path for ferocious energy. No Nonsense Paul was on his way to torture Christians so they would curse Christ. But that Bright Light, brighter than the sun, knocked him off his horse and revealed the truth to his blind eyes. This story never loses its power for me. In fact, it inspires me every time I read it and I pray that the Lord will take the evil energy my prodigal walks in and reroute it for God’s kingdom and glory. I pray today that not only my prodigal, but all prodigals that are bringing such pain to their families will be captivated by the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and turn their lives around. Imagine all that mighty energy turning around for good!
“Heavenly Father, I stand today believing that you are working in the lives of our prodigals. Open their eyes to their true spiritual condition so that they can repent and be free from the bondage of sin. May your loving kindness lead them to freedom and may they choose to walk in your light and be restored to You and their families once again. Amen.”
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