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Power problems

I know that is has been awhile since I last posted.  We have had some major power problems the last few weeks.  We have been without power most days for at least 7 hours and sometimes 8+.  It has been hard to get much done when we are so used to it.

I am not complaining, even though I really want to at times.  Yes, it does make things difficult  in 100+ weather, with not even a fan. It isn’t the easiest, but God has taught me a lot the last few weeks.  I have learned that I am spoiled.  I called a member of our church the other night at about 9:30 p.m.  He asked  me, ” How are you doing?”  I replied, “Doing great except the power.” Then it hit me that I am complaining to a man that has never had power in his house.  He loves God and is a wonderful man.  He has a wonderful family.  I felt like a dog.  I immediately told him sorry.  Over 80% of the people in this country don’t have any power.

I have learned that I need to be content in the good times and also the difficult times.  Paul said, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”  Be happy when I have power and when the power is off.  So much of our “happiness and joy” is based upon how things work out.  If all goes well, we are happy but the moment when something just isn’t quite right we can become upset and get a bad attitude.  If Jesus would have worked like us, He would have never made it to the cross.  His life on earth wasn’t full of riches and His death wasn’t easy but He was determined to do the will of the Father.  Please pray for me.  I want to do the will of my Heavenly Father more than anything else in this world.  I don’t want to be like the children of Israel.  I don’t want to be ungrateful.  I want to praise Him for all that He has done.

One Response to “Power problems”

  1. Johnny Leslie Says:

    Amen Brother I’ll be praying for you. Living in Croatia we’ve had similar situations, and I’d find my self feeling sorry. And as you did we realized that we are truly blessed and needed to thank God for all of the good that we have.

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