Several years ago there was a school fire in Itasca, Texas, which claimed the lives of 263 children. What a horrifying tragedy!
When a new school was built, it boasted the finest sprinkler system in the world. The citizens of Itasca would never again face another tragedy like that!
Tours were conducted through the new school, showcasing the acclaimed sprinkler system. It brought comfort to parents.
Seven years later, as the school grew, it became necessary to add more rooms to the buildings. As construction workers made alterations they discovered that the state-of-the-art water sprinklers had never been connected.
That school had the absolute best at their disposal but it was never “hooked up” to the supply.
I must admit that sometimes I am like that.
As a Christian, I have the TOTAL RESOURCES of GOD Himself at my disposal.
I have the absolute solution to any problem.
I have His power to resist temptation.
I have His power to overcome bad habits.
I have grace added to abundant grace to enable me to cope with any situation.
But do I “hook up”? Or do I first try to handle things in my own way, in my own strength? (which will always fail)
I wonder how much would change if we Christians constantly and continually hooked into God‘s available power – if we truly lived as we should, to His glory?
# Dear God, I have a problem: it is ME.
# The more we depend on God, the more dependable we find Him to be.
# Life’s greatest privilege is to be a co-labourer with God.