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In Anything. In Everything.

Three days have passed and we still don’t have our cable connection back. Three agonizing days and we still didn’t get any assurance not even a response. We were given three contact numbers of our supposed personal concierge but all three are unreachable. To say it’s frustrating is an understatement.

I’ve exhausted all possible options, from basic troubleshooting to calling their hotline, the personal concierge and even visiting their office but to no avail.

I may have slightly ranted on FB and mostly got comments affirming the lousy service of this cable provider.  Bottom line is as I’ve exhausted all possible ways, I’m also getting exhausted from thinking but mostly from the frustrating scenario. However, I was struck and reminded with one of the comments.  And then I realized that I was actually left with one more option which is also the most important – to pray.

Indeed after uttering a short prayer and upon getting home we got a call from the cable. Then, a cable guy arrived and fixed our cable. Voila’ cable is back.

I am reminded of Philippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”

More often than not, our first option in addressing minor or petty concern is to immediately respond in our own way, thinking that it is nothing crucial that needed to be prayed over. On the contrary, God wants us to call upon Him not just on anything but on everything and to thank Him on what He has done.

This is how God cares for us and loves us. He desires to be part not just in anything but in everything that we do, be it in a simple undertaking or a next to impossible situation. He wants us to rely in Him that in return He can empower and grant us wisdom when we call and acknowledge Him.

Lord,

Thank u for answering my prayer. And I ask for forgiveness Lord for not making You my first option, thinking that such concern wasn’t that critical. Lord thank You for reminding me that I should call and rely on You in anything and in everything. And I thank You for everything You have done.

In Jesus name, amen.
IreneA

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The Ultimate “Go To” GUY

Last Friday, my daughter and I had an awesome bonding – cleaning and clearing our fridge of some holiday food/left-overs. And apart from the bonding, we also had a noteworthy reflection.

While cleaning we went a little extreme by unscrewing the vent and the fan, thinking of thoroughly cleaning the fridge. Although it was kinda tedious, we both enjoyed doing the task together. However the challenge (and the struggle) came when we tried to put back the vent and the fan. For the longest time, try as we might but to no avail. Initially, we hesitated to call my hubby for help. But then it seemed that there was no other way to solve it other than to ask. So we sent an ‘SOS’ to my hubby. Lo and behold what took us ages, only took a few minutes of my hubby’s time and skill. Voila! We now have a clean and much colder fridge.

Much like our relationship with God. More often, we tend to do things on our own. We tend to fix things on our own. But when things tend to be unmanageable, only then do we call upon the Lord. Only when things get out of control, do we remember to call and ask the Lord for help.

On the contrary, the Lord wants that we make Him our first and last option. Be it major or minor concern, He desires our total dependence on Him. He anticipates our prayer. God assures us in Isaiah 65:24, “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”

So go ahead, face the challenges of 2017 with confidence that the Ultimate ‘Go To’ Guy who is GOD Himself is ever waiting and ever willing to take on the lead and to help you in anything and in everything; for as long as you make Him the only option.

IreneA