This morning as we gathered in the office the topic of conversation was power nozzles! That’s right, I did say power nozzles! Apparently we don’t have one for the vacuum in the sanctuary and as a result it takes excessive amounts of time to suck up crumbs, always leaving a few behind. Chris spent last night trying to take up chip crumbs after the boys choir practice and went over and over the same spots again and again with no real amount of success. It was frustrating and felt like a total waste of time.
We are in Need of a Power Nozzle
I began to think about this in terms of what we sometimes do in our own lives and in the life of the church. How often do we go over and over the same things expecting a different result? How often do we try to use inefficient equipment to carry out the task of sharing the gospel and then wonder why there is no response? Sometimes it feels like we go around and around in circles or back and forth over the same stuff and still we are unable to complete the task or do what needs to be done.
I think we are in need of a power nozzle!
So lets tap into the source of our power and allow that to direct us in more efficient ways. It is time to stop going over things again and again, we need to listen, share and then decide, using the power nozzle to propel us into a new way of being.
I leave you with the word’s of St. Paul to the Ephesians:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the God from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of divine glory, you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through the Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Jesus who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be power and glory. Forever and ever. Amen”
May it be so
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