Good evening to you my faithful reader! So it is snowing once again down here in Southern Ohio. We have been blasted this week. In fact, two of the days I’m normally on campus I was snowed in this week! In many ways it was God’s providential hands at work after the exhausting weekend all of us staff had last weekend with the Winter Retreat. You would have thought that with those two days off of campus to rest up and get some office work done I would be charged up, but sorry to say somewhere along the last week I picked up a cold. So I tried to sleep in off today, but it appears that I didn’t sleep enough because it is still here! So as I met with the Lord this afternoon I was reminded of a verse that helps me get going when I feel zapped and have no energy!
For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:29
As I turned to God, the well-spring of life, I have felt His energy pick me up. Energy to prepare a short devotional for one of ministry partners’ Sunday school class he leads. I’m excited to share with these kids tomorrow morning as we open up to 1 Kings 18:20-40. I will be doing a very abbreviated version of AIA’s 1st Principle (from the 5 Principles our ministry uses to help athletes play in concert with God instead of putting Him on the shelf when they step on the field of play) about having an Audience of One. It should be fun! I’m also writing some Thank You cards; which is a huge blessing! It has been fun to write them and see God’s faithfulness! It is amazing how He uses His people to meet my needs time and time again! Thank you Lord and thank you to each of you that partners with me! Okay, back to the cards!