I arrived home about 11:20 last night after a short stay at the Tag Truck Center medium duty Freightliner shop yesterday morning. I caught the leaking seal in time and prevented damaging the brake shoes on that wheel assembly. Sure am glad I had that exhaust leak, which is fixed by the way.
All of my fears from the weekend were put to rest with that last stop on my way back for a 48 hour ‘quick turn’ at home. The generator is running great in unit 2, everything is working well on unit 1. Life is good.
The Lord kept speaking to me through all that happened telling me it was all going to be OK. Did I still worry, a little bit, but nothing like in the past.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
None of this would have been possible if it were not for my relationship with the Lord. Even when I have more tasks than hours, it is imperative I take time to speak and listen to Him every day. I highly recommend you do the same.
by Os Hillman
…”Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” – John 21:6
A former client of mine was the marketing director of a large food brokerage company and told me a story about one of their client grocery stores located in the upper Midwest. It seems that the store could not understand why at a certain time every winter sales plummeted. They studied their product line and interviewed customers. They did everything possible to uncover the mystery. Finally, someone made a remarkable discovery that changed everything.
It seemed that whenever it was really cold outside, the manager raised the temperature in the store. When customers came into the store it was too warm for them, so they removed their coats and placed them in their shopping carts. This meant less room for food and resulted in reduced sales overall. They lowered the temperature of the store, and as a result, the sales climbed back to the levels they were accustomed to. Their adjustment resulted in restoring sales levels.
Jesus stood on the shoreline and watched Peter and a few of the disciples fish. Jesus yelled from the shoreline asking if they had caught anything. They had not. He then suggested they cast their line on the other side of the boat. Without knowing the person who was addressing them, they took His advice. They began catching so many fish they could not bring them in.
Adjusting our lives to God is the first thing that has to happen in order to begin experiencing Him in our daily lives. For some, it is simply following the advice of those above us. For others, it may require a major change in our job situation. Still, for others it could mean making changes in relationships. Whatever the case, you can be sure that until we adjust our lives to God we will not receive His full blessing. Ask Him today where you need to adjust to Him.