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Daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.
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Are you plugged in?
“I can’t get it to work!” I cried in exasperation to my husband Jonathan. We were traveling to Pennsylvania to see family. It is a 10-hour trip and that didn’t include stops. The DVD player was a crucial part of the trip. We needed it to work. And it was not working at that current moment. As my body twisted to look at the side of the DVD player, Jonathan coached me through how to attach the DVD player cords. The DVD player was still not working even though the cord was attached correctly. We all paused and prayed that we could get the player to work. Soon after praying, I realized the other end of the DVD player did not have the cord plugged in. Oh goodness, did I feel silly! But, I was also grateful for the answered prayer. The kids starting watching the movie.
Jonathan and I spent time thinking about what happened with the DVD player. We realized that we were so focused on the problem of the cord that we missed what was really happening. Isn’t that so often true in life? We are so often focused on the problems in our life that it is easy to miss God’s answer.
I focused so much on getting that cord plugged in the right way that I totally missed the fact that the other end of the DVD player did not have the cord plugged in. Often the answer is outside of the immediate problem. The immediate problem in this instance was getting the DVD player plugged in on that side. But, the answer was outside of that. It needed to be fully plugged in for the DVD player to work.
Fixing a problem
Where in life are you trying to fix a problem? Have you tried multiple ways but nothing seems to work? Sweet friend, I encourage you to trust God with your problem. Ask God for wisdom. Ask Him to show you what to do. Remember the answer to the problem can be outside of the problem. Stay plugged into God. Trust Him to guide your steps.
Thankfully the rest of our trip, we didn’t have any more problems with the DVD player. As long as the DVD player was correctly plugged into the source of power, we were good to go. Are you plugged into God? He is the ultimate source of power, wisdom, and strength. Trust God to answer your prayers.