Friday, January 16, 2009
My devotion today from Mother Basilea Shlink says this:
Which Power is greater? Earthly power (including nuclear power) or the heavenly power of God, who has created all earthly power? Logically the answer must be the power of the Creator. Therefore, trust in God, to whom everything is subject. Trust in His love. His power to help is stronger than all the powers of destruction.
It's funny how the Lord works in our minds without even knowing it. I believe it's a way for us to see that we are in obedience and that He is so powerful and loving that His works can work their way into our lives. My dear friend from Germany sent us a package for Christmas (we just got it yesterday!) full of yummy yummy german chocolate (wipe the drool off your faces you chocolate lover out there). Typically, each time I wandered into the kitchen, I probably would of grabbed one and walked away without even thinking twice. Today, I had 3 pieces with lunch as a treat. That was it, that was enough. I've been in and out of that kitchen ALL day cleaning it and preparing food for the family. The box is right there. After lunch I am feeling pretty tired and groggy. I thought about grabbing another one...then looked over and turned the oven on for some yummy peach tea instead. AHHHHH-Feels so much better than to grab chocolate all day. Just another confirmation to me that I have His strength living in me and shining through in so many ways!